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No bar to probe Rajarbag Pir’s militant links

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 03:57 PM, 26 October 2021   Updated: 03:58 PM, 26 October 2021

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The Appellate Division upheld a High Court directive that asked to find out if Rajarbag Darbar Shareef Pir Dillur Rahman had any connection with militancy.

A bench of the apex court led by Justice M Imman Ali passed the order on Tuesday.

Lawyers ZI Khan Panna and Mohammed Shishir Manir appeared for the writ petitioners today while lawyer Murad Reza represented Rajarbag Darbar Shareef during the hearing of the leave to appeal petition. Mafizul Islam, a follower of Pir Dillur Rahman, filed the leave to appeal petition challenging the HC directives over this issue.

Earlier on September 16 eight victims - including a seven-year-old child - collectively submitted a writ petition to the HC, mentioning that Pir Dillur Rahman filed several false, misleading and defamatory cases against them through his followers.

On September 19, the HC directed the Counter-Terrorism and Transitional Crime (CTTC) Unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police to find out if Pir Dillur Rahman had any connections with militancy.

The court 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.

It has been alleged that Pir Dillur Rahman and his followers filed false cases against eight people 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.