Staff Correspondent: The High Court (HC) has asked the deputy commissioner (DC) of Gaibandha to appear before the court on December 12 for his derogatory remark on Bangali people in a report submitted by him before the court.
The HC bench of Justice Obaidul Hasan and Justice Krishna Debnath passed the order on Tuesday.
The deputy commissioner will have to appear before the court on that day to explain the reason behind his derogatory comment.
The DC on November 30 submitted the report to the High Court over the incident of attack on Santals in Gobindaganj upazila of Gaibandha in response to a High Court order.
In the report, the DC said Santal people and “Bangali miscreants” were locked in a clash with the workers of Rangpur sugar mill on November 6.
About the report, the HC said the Pakistan occupation forces had used language such as ‘Bangali dushkritikari’ (Bangali miscreants) about Bangali people.
Rangpur sugar mill authorities have submitted a report to the High Court informing that they have harvested the paddy of all 45 acres land and handed over the paddy to the Santals as per the court order.
The tripartite clash broke out between the Santals, staff of Rangpur Sugar Mills and police over the eviction of the indigenous people from the disputed land. The clash left three Santal men dead and 20 others, including nine policemen, injured.
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