The High Court on November 7 issued a two-week rule upon the Director General of the
Shipping Department and its chemist to explain as to why they would not be punished for issuing no objection certificate (NOC) to import two toxic ships, violating its earlier order.
A bench of the High Court passed the order following a contempt of court petition filed by Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA).
The court set November 28 for holding hearing on the rule.
Earlier, BELA filed the contempt petition against six government officials for violating HC order though providing no objection certificate (NOC) to two toxic ships and allowing them to enter the territory of the country.
The HC exempted other four officials from the contempt charge as they offered unconditional apology.