HC orders govt
The High Court yesterday directed the government to provide security and protection to the religious minority people at Gopalnagar under Mirkadim pourasava in Munshiganj till further order.
The court passed the order following a writ petition, filed by a local journalist Sunil Chandra Dey, which claimed that Mirkadim pourasava Mayor Shahidul Islam Shahin and his loyal people have evicted 18 families of the Hindu at Gopalnagar from their homes on December 1 last year.
The victims’ properties and valuables were looted during the eviction, the petition said, adding that Munshiganj Sadar police refused to record any case in this regard.
The court also issued a rule upon the government to explain in four weeks why its failure to protect the minority group at Gopalnagar should not be declared illegal.