Probe if Rajarbag Darbar Shareef Pir has militant links: Appellate Division to CTTC
The Appellate Division today upheld a High Court directive that asked the Counter Terrorism and Transitional Crime (CTTC) Unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police to find out if Rajarbag Darbar Shareef Pir Dillur Rahman had any connection with militancy.
A four-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice M Imman Ali dismissed a leave to appeal petition filed by one Mafizul Islam, a follower of Pir Dillur Rahman, challenging the HC directives over this issue.
Following a writ petition filed by eight victims of false cases, the HC on September 19 directed the CTTC Unit to find out if Pir Dillur Rahman had any connections with militancy and also ordered the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to enquire into the assets of Dillur and his disciples. Both the CTTC and ACC were asked to submit reports in 60 working days.
Pir Dillur Rahman and his followers allegedly filed false cases against the writ petitioners for harassing and humiliating them.
The HC on the same day directed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to identify those who filed false cases against the writ petitioners and submit its report in 60 working days.
It also asked police not to harass or arrest the writ petitioners.
Eight victims, including a seven-year-old child, collectively submitted the writ petition to the HC on September 16 through lawyer Mohamad Shishir Manir, mentioning that Pir Dillur Rahman filed several false, misleading and defamatory cases against them through his followers.
Lawyers ZI Khan Panna and Mohammed Shishir Manir appeared for the writ petitioners while lawyer Murad Reza represented Mafizul during the hearing of the leave to appeal petition today.