Outage at Court Power supply officials face contempt rule
The High Court (HC) yesterday issued a contempt of court rule against the managing director of Dhaka Power Distribution Company (DPDC) and its two directors for not ensuring uninterrupted power supply at Dhaka District Judge's Court premises.
The court also summoned the managing director and two directors (operation and engineering) of DPDC before it on May 22 to explain why they have not complied with the order.
In the rule, the court also asked the trio why they should not be punished for the contempt of court.
The HC bench of Justice AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury Manik and Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim issued the rule after Manzill Murshid moved the petition on behalf of Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB).
The bench, however, said it would withdraw its order on May 16 (today) if DPDC managed to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the buildings yesterday afternoon.
Earlier on May 2, following a writ petition filed by the HRPB, the same bench directed DPDC to provide uninterrupted power supply to Dhaka District Judges' Court and its bar association buildings for smooth running of judicial functions.