while driving say; home affairs minister Sahara Khatun and home affairs secretary Abdus
Sobhan Sikdar. Yesterday after a meeting of the cabinet committees on law and order they
said this to journalists.
Some survivors of recent tragic accident at Mirsarai in Chittagong which killed 44 say, the
driver was talking over mobile phone while driving. In fact he was not a driver; he was a
helper of the driver. This clearly indicates indiscipline in the transport sector of the
According to present law only tk 500 and one month jail may be applicable as a punishment of
talking over mobile phone while driving which is not enough, experts say.
Yesterday in Chadpur a driver was fined for illegally driving a truck. Nine more drivers
were fined and a microbus was ceased.
In recent days govt. have been using mobile courts to stop eve teasing, drug misusing, and
in the food market to check standard. Using mobile courts in Hartal was a controversial move
by the govt. which was condemned by the human right activists.
Some experts also oppose mobile court by the executive magistrates instead of judicial
magistrates. They argue it is against the spirit of separation of judiciary from the