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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 224 of 2004
Date of filing: 2004/01/10
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Petitioners

Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)

Respondents

1. Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs

2. Inspector General of Prison, Dhaka

3. Jailor, Rajshahi Central Jail

Facts

BLAST filed a writ petition challenging the continued detention of fourteen Indian nationals in Rajshahi Central Jail under Section 4 of the Bangladesh Control of Entry Act, 1952 and the failure to take any effective steps for their repatriation even after they had served out their sentences.

Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 17/01/2004


Details

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on 17.01.2004 on the respondents to show cause as to why the detention of the fourteen Indian nationals should not be declared to be without lawful authority and why the detainees should not be brought before the Court. The Court also required the jail authorities to investigate into records and to furnish details of the prisoners incarcerated beyond the terms of their imprisonment. The matter was declared as infructuous on 26.06.2012.

Justices

Justice Mr. Akram Hossain

Justice Mr. Shahidul Islam



Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45
Area of law
Liberty,
Freedom from torture
Keywords
Indian Prisoner’s Case
Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 31 and 32, Jail Code;

Bangladesh Control of Entry Act, 1952





Case Number: Writ Petition No. 224 of 2004
Date of filing: 2004/01/10

Petitioners

Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)

Respondents

1. Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs

2. Inspector General of Prison, Dhaka

3. Jailor, Rajshahi Central Jail

Facts

BLAST filed a writ petition challenging the continued detention of fourteen Indian nationals in Rajshahi Central Jail under Section 4 of the Bangladesh Control of Entry Act, 1952 and the failure to take any effective steps for their repatriation even after they had served out their sentences.


Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 17/01/2004:
Details

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on 17.01.2004 on the respondents to show cause as to why the detention of the fourteen Indian nationals should not be declared to be without lawful authority and why the detainees should not be brought before the Court. The Court also required the jail authorities to investigate into records and to furnish details of the prisoners incarcerated beyond the terms of their imprisonment. The matter was declared as infructuous on 26.06.2012.

Justices

Justice Mr. Akram Hossain,  

Justice Mr. Shahidul Islam



Reference

Area of law
Liberty,  Freedom from torture

Keywords
Indian Prisoner’s Case

Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 31 and 32, Jail Code;

Bangladesh Control of Entry Act, 1952


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Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45
Full Judgment Link: http://bdpil.org/assets/uploads/pdf/00807-224-of-2004.pdf