Lawyer Jyotirmoy Barua stood for the petitioner while deputy attorney general Amit Das Gupta represented the state.

On 3 December, the High Court ordered police to submit a report on the custodial death of Tajul Islam.

The High Court on 24 November ordered the Rangpur metropolitan police commissioner to take steps so that the victim's family and local people are not harassed over the death of Tajul Islam in police custody.

The court then asked the state counsel to look into the matter. Following this, the matter came up for hearing on 3 November.

Tajul Islam, 55, a resident of Dalalhat village in Haragach union, was reportedly beaten to death by police at Haragach Natun Bazar on 1 November.

Tajul was detained with some drugs during police drive at Haragach Natun Bazar and he fell unconscious as police beat him up mercilessly.

Enraged by the incident, locals cordoned off Haragach police station, threw brick chips at police and vandalized some vehicles.

Police later fired rubber bullets and lobbed tear gas shells to disperse the protesters.

On 2 November, the High Court wanted to know the steps taken in connection with the death of Tajul in police custody.