HC issues rule on illegal rail-crossings
The High Court on Sunday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why directives should not be given to shut down the unauthorised level-crossings and identify the authorised ones through erecting fences along the rail lines.
An HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman issued the rule after hearing a writ petition.
It also asked the Local Government Division secretary and other officials concerned to submit a progress report within three months.
Advocate Eklas Uddin Bhuiya stood for the petitioner while deputy attorney general Amit Talukdar represented the state in the court.
Secretaries to the Cabinet Division, Railways Ministry, Local Government Division and Road Transport and Bridges Ministry, Director General of Bangladesh Railway and Inspector General of Police have been made respondents to the rule and asked them to reply within four weeks.
On November 24, Supreme Court lawyer Syeda Shahin Ara Laily filed a writ petition seeking the HC directives on removing unauthorised level-crossings.