HC wants list of unfit vehicles, expired license holders
Published : Tuesday, 25 June, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 753
The High Court (HC) on Monday asked why corruption and bribery are taking place even after the government has doubled the salary and other facilities of its officials.
Corruption must be removed from the country anyhow, the HC bench of Justice MD Nazrul Islam Talukdar and Justice KM Hafizul Alam said while hearing a suo moto rule over the legality of the government's inaction to stop running unfit vehicles.
The asked Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) to submit lists of vehicles and drivers, which are operating in the streets despite expiry of fitness certificates and driving licenses.
The court passed the order as BRTA director (road safety) Sheikh Mohammad Mahbub-e-Rabbani appeared before it and gave explanation in this regard.
Supreme Court lawyer advocate Syed Mamun Mahbub drew court's attention towards a report of an English daily about the free movement of unfit vehicles. The court on March 27 issued a rule in this regard and had asked BRTA director to appear before it today and gave explanation.
Following that order the BRTA director appeared before it and also two reports, one from BRTA and another from police, were submitted.
The court today also asked BRTA to let court know in a month the steps they have taken so far against unfit vehicles and date-expired license holders.