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HC summons 3 DMP bosses

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Court Correspondent
The High Court on Monday summoned Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Benzir Ahmed, DC (police) of Lalbagh zone Harun-ur-Rashid and the OC of Lalbagh Police Station for not complying with its order over constructing the boundary wall of Azimpur graveyard.
The court asked the trio to appear before it on September 10 to explain the matter.
An HC joint bench, comprising justice Sarah Mahbub and justice Muhammad Izharul Haq Akand, passed the order following hearing on a petition filed by lawyer Salahuddin on behalf of Dhaka City Corporation (South) authorities.
On August 1, 2013, the High Court ordered the authorities concerned to construct a boundary wall of Azimpur graveyard within three months following a petition filed by one Zakir Hossain.
The court also asked the DMP Commissioner to provide necessary assistance to the authorities concerned to comply with the court directive.
As the DMP Commissioner did not comply with the HC order, Zakir Hossain filed a contempt petition against him with the High Court.
Lawyer Salahuddin told the court today that the DCC failed to construct the boundary wall due to obstruction by local people and it sought DMP’s help for 17 times through letters but did not get any response from it.
“As the DMP Commissioner and the other concerned did not cooperate with the DCC, we sought a court order asking the concerned to appear before the court to explain the matter,” he said.