Order to sell TCB products in the upazila-municipality
Published: 03:45 PM, 3 June 2020
The High Court has directed the Commerce Ministry and others to take necessary steps to sell TCB products at the upazila level and in municipal areas during coronavirus situation.
The Chief Secretary to the Prime Minister's Office, the Secretary to the Ministry of Commerce and the Chairman of the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) have been asked to take necessary steps in this regard within seven days. At the same time, it has been asked to inform in the form of a report on June 11 what steps have been taken in this regard.
A bench of High Court Justice JBM Hasan passed the order in a virtual hearing on Wednesday. The court started hearing on the matter last Monday and fixed Wednesday for a detailed hearing. Petitioner lawyer Humayun Kabir Pallab himself confirmed the order.
Barrister Humayun Kabir Pallab took part in the virtual hearing in support of the writ. On the other hand, lawyer Barrister Tapas Kanti Bal was in favor of the Commerce Ministry. Deputy Attorney General Samarendranath Biswas was present at the hearing on behalf of the state.
In the public interest, the Supreme Court's lawyer Barrister Mohammad Humayun Kabir Pallab filed the writ petition on behalf of the 'Law and Life Foundation' sent an e-mail to the relevant bench of the High Court on May 16.
Earlier on April 30, a legal notice was sent to the concerned parties to take action in this regard. The lawyer filed the writ petition as the concerned authorities did not take any action within the stipulated working day after receiving the notice.