Superintendant of Police (SP) of Kushtia district on Monday sought unconditional apology to the High Court for allegedly misbehaving with a senior judicial magistrate during recent municipality elections in Bheramara of the district.
SP SM Tanvir Arafat appeared before a High Court virtual bench of Justice Mamnoon Rahman and Justice Khizir Hayat and sought apology in writing through his lawyer, reports BSS.
The court gave exemption to the police official from personal appearance and set February 17 for further hearing on the matter.
The court also ordered authorities concerned to provide security till that day to Md Shahjahan Ali, who acted as presiding officer in that election, and his family.
“The SP couldn’t recognise senior judicial magistrate Md Mohsin Hasan and made the mistake. He would be more careful in future while conducting his duty,” Md Munsurul Hoque Chowdhury, counsel of SP SM Tanvir Arafat, told the court.
Md Munsurul Hoque Chowdhury and Ahmed Ishtiaq appeared for the police official while Aneek R Haque and Ishrat Hasan stood for the presiding officer. Deputy Attorney General Taherul Islam was there in the hearing for the state.