HC orders not to put leg shackles on accused in court

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DHAKA : The High Court today ordered authorities concerned not put leg shackles on accused while producing them before court.

“The court passed the order as deputy inspector general (DIG) Prisons Md Tauhidul Islam appeared before the court and submitted his explanation in this regard. The court said the authorities can put leg shackles on accused while ferrying them from and to court for the sake of security,” said advocate Sabina Ahmed Moli of Supreme Court Legal Aid Office.

The High Court on February 7 issued a rule asking as to why it shall not grant bail 10 accused languishing in jail without trials. The court also ordered to produce the accused on February 23 before it.

Following the court’s order the accused were produced before it on that day. But of the accused Habibur Rahman alias Ismail, Moniruzzaman alias Munna, Nasir Uddin and Gias Uddin were produced before the court with leg shackles.

The court on the day had summoned the DIG Prisons over the matter and asked him to submit his explanation in person.

Today the prison official appeared before the court and pleaded unconditional apology.

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