HC summons Ashulia OC to explain conduct

HC summons Ashulia OC to explain conduct

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Dhaka – The High Court Division of the Supreme Court on Monday summoned the Officer-in- Charge (OC) of Ashulia Police Station to explain as to why a Jahangirnagar University student and also an accused in a vandalism case, was kept handcuffed while he was under medical treatment.A High Court bench of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice AKM Jahirul Haque passed the order and a suo moto rule following a news report published in a daily on Monday under the headline “Handcuffed to hospital bed”. The OC, Mohsinul Quader, will have to appear before the court on Wednesday.
The court also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why handcuffing Nazmul Hossain during his medical treatment should not be declared illegal.
Accused Nazmul Hossain fell sick on Saturday while protesting the deaths of two JU students in a road accident in Savar. Later, police shown 42 JU students including Nazmul arrested in the case. He was handcuffed when he was being given treatment at local Enam Medical Hospital.
The Home Secretary, Inspector General of Police and Deputy Inspector General of Police of Dhaka range, Superintendent of Police of Dhaka and the OC of Ashulia Police Station have been made respondents to the rule.
JU Registrar Abu Bakr Siddique filed the case with the Ashulia Police Station accusing 30 named and more than 20 unnamed people for vandalism on the campus during the agitation.

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