HC issues 8-point direction for jail authorities – National – observerbd.com

The High Court has issued an eight-point direction for the prison authorities, including following the concerned act thoroughly and stopping the entry of narcotics inside jail.

A High Court division bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohel issued the direction in the full text of an order that it had passed on October 19, Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik told BSS.

The High Court on that day had passed the order in the case, where an accused comes out of jail on bail, without signature of the concerned deputy jailor on his vakalatnama.

The court in its order had asked the accused to surrender before the trial court, within four weeks.

Advocate Md Khurshid Alam Khan argued for the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), while Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik and Assistant Attorney General Mahjabin Rabbani Dipa stood for the state during the hearing.

The court in its directions, asked Inspector General of Prisons, concerned jailor and assistant jailor to note down name, address of an accused, case number, concerned section of the act and judgement on the case and maintain a registrar book.

The jail authorities have to note down the dates of coming in and going out of jail of an accused, in that registrar.

The jail authorities have to sign the vakalatnama of the accused or the convict after following all the procedures.

By the side of the signature or the seal of the concerned jail official in the vakalatnama, he has to write down his name and phone number.

Jail authorities have to be on alert always to ensure peace and security in jail. The authorities have to take appropriate steps to stop the supply of narcotics inside jail.

All the visitors have to be searched thoroughly and if any illegal items found during the searching, necessary legal steps have to be taken against him.

The jail authorities have to follow all the concerned acts including jail act, 1894 and Bangladesh Jail Code.

The court in its order asked the jail authorities to submit a report on executing the directions to the Supreme Court Registrar General, in every three months.


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