HC asks about steps taken to ensure judges’ security

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High courtThe High Court on Wednesday wanted to know what steps have been taken to ensure security of the judges, lawyers and officials in the courts premises across the country following the stabbing incident that occurred inside a Cumilla court on Monday, reports UNB.

The court also asked what measures would be taken against those who were in charge of security on that day at the Cumilla additional district and sessions judge court.

The HC bench of justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and justice KM Kamrul Kader gave the verbal order during the hearing of writ petition for lawyer security in the court premises.

The court also asked the authorities concerned including state advocate attorney general and officials of law ministry to inform about the measures within 30 July and the court will be adjourned for this time.

"How one can enter into the court premises with knife? It is definitely the irresponsibility of police," said the court during hearing.

A murder accused was stabbed to death by another accused during the trial process of a case at the court on Monday.

Later, Supreme Court lawyer and a judge's wife Ishrat Hasan filed a writ petition on Tuesday regarding the security of the judges, lawyers and officials in the court premises.

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