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HC seeks info on unfit vehicles and drivers

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:10 PM, 24 June 2019   Updated: 04:21 PM, 24 June 2019

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The High Court has asked for detailed information of the drivers that are not renewing their license and vehicles that are not renewing fitness across the country including Dhaka.  

At the same time, the court asked about what actions should have been taken according to the law against license 4,58,396 vehicles without fitness and against drivers that have not renewed license across the country. 

BRTA Chairman and Directorate of BRTA Road Safety will have to reply to the High Court within July 23. 

On Monday, the High Court bench comprising Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukdar and Justice KM Hafizul Alam gave the order.

Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik was present for the state. Barrister Moin Firozi and Rafiul Islam were present for the BRTA.  

Meanwhile, BRTA Road Safety Department Director Mahbub-e-Rabbani appeared in court in view of the court order.

Earlier, on March 27, the High Court sought information about non-fitness vehicles and unlicensed drivers across the country, including Dhaka. BRTA Chairman, Inspector General of Police, DC of Dhaka North and South Traffic Police, BRTA Road Safety Department Director Mahbub-e-Rabbani were asked to provide detailed information about the matter. 

At the same time, Mahbub-e-Rabbani were asked to brief the matter by appearing before the court. Besides, the High Court has directed the authorities to provide information on how many vehicles are registered and the driver’s license is renewed, why not renewed in time. In continuation, he explained to the court about the relevant report today.

It is noted that a daily national English newspaper published a report on 71 thousand without fitness vehicles on March 23. Later, the High Court bench comprising Nazrul Islam Talukdar and Justice KM Hafizul Alam gave orders in the context of the report. 

Supreme Court lawyer Syed Mamun Mahbub brought the published report before the court. At the time, the court seeks the opinion of the Supreme Court Bar Association president Advocate AM Amin Uddin. Apart from this, Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik, who is in charge of the court, gave an opinion on the case.

Later, the High Court issued a rule to know why the inaction and failure of the defendants will not be declared illegal due to non-fitness and unregistered traffic movement and running without license. 

In order to implement the consciousness of Article 32 of the Constitution with the right to survive, a rule asked why it is not ordered to strictly follow all rules and regulations including the Motor Vehicle Ordinance-1983.

Within four weeks, 7 people including Road Transport and Bridge Secretary, Home Ministry Secretary, IG of Police, BRTA Chairman were asked to answer these rules.