The High Court has instructed government to reappoint 28 sub inspectors of police who were forced to retire during the tenure of four-party alliance government.
On Monday, a bench of Justice Mohammad Momtazuddin and Justice Govinda Chandra Tagore gave the order following three separate writ petitions as regards the retirements.
The court also ordered to provide those officers — apart from due salary, benefits and allowances — who are still eligible for government services, their jobs back. The retirement age in government services is 57 years.
From March to October 2003, the 28 officers were ordered forced retirement following completion of their 25 years in office.
Advocate Salauddin Dolon argued the case on behalf of the sub inspectors.
After the verdict, Salauddin told bdnews24.com, "Besides due salary, etc., the verdict also ensures the eligible officers their old jobs back.
In 2010, Mohammad Shah Alam, Shattyandra Kumar Das and Abdul Hye filed a petition on behalf of the 28 officers.--Dhaka, Jan 10 (bdnews24.com)