Assault on a teacher: HC orders a judicial inquiry
The High Court yesterday ordered a judicial inquiry into the alleged humiliation of a college professor in Narail on June 17.
The Narail Chief Magistrate has been asked to conduct the investigation and submit the findings to the HC in six weeks.
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In a video clip that went viral last month, students and locals were seen forcing Swapan Kumar Biswas, acting principal of Mirzapur United Degree College in Narail, to wear a garland made from shoes.
The HC yesterday also ordered relevant government authorities to provide security and medical support to Swapan and his family members.
The court also issued a rule asking respondents to explain why their failure to prevent such occurrences in the presence of local government officials and police should not be declared unlawful.
The Home Secretary, Inspector General of Police, Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Narail Police and Officer in Charge of Narail Sadar Police Station are the guarantors to the rule.
The HC Bench of Judge Bhishmadev Chakrabortty and Judge SM Maniruzzaman issued the Order and Rule following a written motion filed by Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK).
During the hearing, ASK’s lawyer, ZI Khan Panna, told the court that Swapan’s humiliation would not have happened if those who humiliated teachers Shaymal Kanti Nag in Narayanganj and Hridoy Mondal in Munshiganj had received an exemplary punishment.
Attorneys Aneek R Haque and Shahinuzzaman Shahin also represented the petitioner while Deputy Attorney General Samarendranath Biswas represented the state.