HC Orders to Continue Mobile Court
Tuesday, 17 August 2010

The High Court has asked the government to continue the operation of the mobile court, for prevention of adulteration in food and price hike of commodities, for two months.

The government has also been asked to explain within three weeks why it should not be ordered to take effective steps towards the prevention of adulteration of food and illegal price hike of commodities.

Ten high-profile government officials including secretaries to health and home affairs were asked to answer the rule.

The bench of justices AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury and Sheikh Mohammad Zakir Hossain on Monday passed the orders upon a petition from Human Rights & Peace for Bangladesh.

Advocate Manzil Morshed, who argued for the petitioner, alleged, that "a vested quarter of dishonest businessmen were contaminating food materials and increasing food price illegally."

He claimed the mobile court operation had stopped "thanks to unknown reasons" even though it was supposed to have been continued through Ramadan to prevent food adulteration.

Morshed said that the operation of the court stopped due "to the pressure from traders after the court took steps to thwart the illegal price hike on Rupchanda oil."

Source: bdnews24.com

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