Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Sunday, November 18, 2018 10:51:41 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Commentary

Shown arrested is illegal and disrespectful to court

By Editorial Desk
01st-Dec-2016       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

It is now common knowledge that the police are under political pressure to see that accused in serious cases do not come out on bail. It is understood also that if the cases are political in nature the police should be more strict. In other words the police practice of showing arrested in other cases has become an easy and arbitrary matter.

But as we understand the matter is not so simple. In dealing with one's rights our police should strictly obey the law and judgement of the Supreme Court defining the law.

Our politics being what it is, there is no realisation how dangerous it is to use police power for party politics. The government and the government's party politics should be carefully kept separate so that police do not become enforcers of party politics.

In August this year our Supreme Court by a judgement delivered by his Lordship the Chief Justice SK Sinha deprecated the manner in which the respondent was being dealt with and directed that the respondent should not be shown arrested in connection with any other case unless there was true compliance of Section 167 of Code of Criminal Procedure. This should mean, he should be produced before a court and with the court's order he is to be shown arrested and not otherwise. He must also be heard in the court.

The reality is that the police have become habituated to show an accused arrested in other cases without even the knowledge of the accused. This is also an easy way to foil the court's order releasing a person on bail or acquittal. If the accused gets bail in known case the police comes forward with another case and he has been shown arrested in another case so he had to obtain bail in other case also. Thus an accused can be kept in jail even for frivolous cases.

The police must not feel free to play with the constitutional rights as regards liberty and freedom of an accused. It is part of the training of the police that they must respect human rights.

In the case of Mahmudur Rahman and another, the Chief Justice, and the other Lordships held it not permissible in law to arrest a person released by the court at the jail gate. The police have been doing this quite regularly. Sometime back there was a report which said that four persons disappeared from the jail gate after their release. As a result of such incidents the accused persons feel insecure to go to court to surrender. On the other hand police are eager to arrest them and take them into police remand.

Police are law enforcers and if they themselves break the law and harass the people in trouble seeking protection of law, respect for law diminishes in public life. They cannot ignore that to keep a person in jail before conviction is police justice and not judicial justice.

It is very important for the high officials in police to ensure full discipline among the police. They have to take legal proceedings seriously knowing that they are for the judicial process to function with certainty that no injustices will happen undermining both the police and the judiciary.

We have a very smart and capable police force and it will be a terrible loss for the law and order if police are used as abuser of law. It is not a desirable spectacle to see in the media pictures showing use of wildly wielding guns or sticks to deal with street protesters. Well-trained police have to be firm but restrained.

For a free country nothing is more frustrating than to see justice system is abused to deprive persons of their liberty and freedom. Let the politicians do whatever they choose to do but we must all maintain the sanctity of the justice system and remain civilised.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Football »

Neymar penalty punishes Uruguay in feisty friendly


Neymar kept his cool to score the controversial penalty that fired Brazil to a 1-0 win over Uruguay in a full-blooded friendly on Friday.Brazil captain Neymar was subjected to some ferocious fouls from Uruguay as the clash between the South American rivals boiled over at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium.But the Paris ...

Cricket »

Shakib returns as BCB announces squad for 1st Test against WI


The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday announced the squad for the first Test of two-match series against the West Indies (WI) with ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan returned to the squad.Another big-name inclusion in the squad is Soumya Sarkar, whose last Test appearance came on the tour of South ...

Editorial »

Pro-people police is the demand of time


THE Police Investigation Bureau (PIB) has unveiled the mystery behind a spine-chilling crime where a middle-aged woman passenger was killed inside a running bus at Ashulia in the outskirts of Dhaka city. It took hardly seven days for them to crack the case. Police have already arrested the murderers along ...

International »

US opposes UN resolution condemning Israel's occupation of Golan Heights


AFP, United Nations :For the first time, the United States voted Friday against an annual UN resolution condemning Israel's occupation of the Golan Heights, dropping its practice of abstaining in the vote.The non-binding resolution was adopted in a General Assembly committee by a vote of 151 to 2, with the ...

International »

US-China discord dominates APEC summit in Papua New Guinea


Reuters, Port Moresby :The United States and China swapped barbs over trade, investment and regional security at an Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit on Saturday, as growing fault lines among members suggested little prospect of consensus at the weekend meeting.Speaking in the Papua New Guinean capital, U.S. Vice President ...

Entertainment »

Aupee Karim returning to big screen


Entertainment Desk :Actress Aupee Karim is returning to the big screen after 15 years , with a film titled "Debris of Desire."Aupee made her debut in cinema with Mostofa Sarwar Farooki's 'Bachelor,' for which the actor won the Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actress in 2004. The film is ...

City »

BFUJ Secretary General Saban Mahmud receiving posthumous 'Ratnagarva Ma Gold Medal-2018' on behalf of his mother Momtaj Salam at a ceremony organised by Society for Enlightening Nation (SOFEN) in the auditorium of the Institution of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh in the city on Friday.


Editorial »

Only condemnation not enough, ensure safe return of Rohingyas to Myanmar


US Vice-President Mike Pence expressed the Trump administration's strongest condemnation about Myanmar's treatment towards Rohingya Muslims. He told Aung San Suu Kyi that "persecution" by Myanmar's military was "without excuse" in a meeting with her on November14. Mr Pence also pressed Suu Kyi to pardon two Reuters journalists who were ...

City »

Former Parliament Member of Moulvibazar-2 constituency MM Shaheen joined Juktofront by giving bouquets to Juktofront Chief Prof Dr AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury at the party office in the city's Baridhara on Friday.


.

Football »

Croatia stun Spain as Jedvaj strikes twice to keep hopes alive


AFP, Zagreb :Spain passed up the chance to seal progress to the Nations League finals as they were beaten 3-2 by Croatia on Thursday, undone by a 93rd-minute winner from Tin Jedvaj.Jedvaj's late strike leaves Group 4 wide open ahead of its final fixture between England and Croatia on Sunday. ...

Entertainment »

Deepika-Ranveer wedding: First pics of the gorgeous couple spell magic


Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh got married at the picturesque locale of Lake Como in Italy. The much-in-love duo got married in a traditional Konkani wedding ceremony on November 14 and today solemnised their wedding as per Sindhi tradition. After managing to keep their wedding pictures well-guarded, the couple has ...

International »

May fights for survival after Brexit deal sparks crisis


Reuters, London : British Prime Minister Theresa May was fighting for survival on Friday after a draft divorce deal with the European Union provoked the resignations of senior ministers and mutiny in her party.More than two years after the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU, it is still unclear how, ...

Editorial »

Mass awareness needed if NBR wants more people under tax net


THE countrywide 'Income Tax Fair -2018' has already drawn a huge crowd. The authorities hope more people would be brought under tax net this year too. Finance Minister AMA Muhith while inaugurating the fair said out of country's 16 crore population, the number of taxpayers is around one crore. There ...

International »

US could lose war against Russia or China, warns panel


AP, Washington :The United States military has "lost its edge" and could potentially lose a war against Russia or China, a report by a bipartisan panel established by Congress says.The report by the National Defense Strategy Commission on November 14 said U.S. military superiority has "eroded to a dangerous degree" ...

Football »

Switzerland`s Kevin Mbabu (left) is challenged by Qatar's Abdelkarim Hassan during an international friendly soccer match between Switzerland and Qatar at the Cornaredo stadium in Lugano, Switzerland on Wednesday.


.

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news