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HC cautions mobile court for abusing power

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Health Desk: Dec 15, 2017--- The High Court on Wednesday cautioned the additional deputy commissioner (general) of Laxmipur and an executive magistrate for punishing a former acting civil surgeon through a mobile court.

According to the sources, the HC stated that while mobile courts are necessary in the social and state contexts, its abuse of power is not acceptable at all.

Earlier on December 4, a mobile court conducted by Executive Magistrate of Laxmipur Sadar Nuruzzaman sent Salah Uddin Sharif, a former acting civil surgeon of Laxmipur, to three months in jail after a brawl between Salahuddin and ADC (general) of district Sheikh Murshidul Islam Murshidul.

Salah Uddin later obtained bail and was acquitted of the charge.

The HC termed the actions of ADC Murshidul and Executive Magistrate Nuruzzaman as 'abuse of power' and asked the government to post mobile courts in places where there will be no opportunity for such abuse of power.

However, the bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Mohammad Ullah exempted the duo (Murshidul and Nuruzzaman) from the rule it issued on the legality of their actions after they offered unconditional apology appearing before the judges.