HC wants to know steps taken over death in Mediterranean

The High Court (HC) on Monday asked authorities concerned to inform court in a week about steps taken against the people and companies involved in human trafficking which led to the deaths of 37 Bangladeshis in the Mediterranean recently, reports BSS. A High Court division bench comprising Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader passed the order as it kept the matter stand over for a week.

The court came up with the order after holding hearing on a writ filed by lawyer Mohammad Emdadul Haque Sumon. The petitioner in his writ pleaded for court’s direction in giving Taka one crore to each families of the victims and steps against the accused.

“The court wanted to know about the steps taken against the people involved in human trafficking. It wanted to know whether the people and companies from Sylhet and Noakhali, who are blamed for sending innocents through sea, have proper licenses and what legal actions have been taken against them,” deputy attorney general ABM Abdullah Al Mahmud said.