The Department of Social Services has been asked to take necessary measures to prevent the coronavirus transmission among the inmates of juvenile correctional centres.
A special committee of Supreme Court (SC) for children rights at a meeting through videoconferencing took the decision on Sunday, said Supreme Court spokesperson Md Saifur Rahman.
Committee Chairman and Senior Justice of the Appellate Division Muhammad Imman Ali, its members Justice Naima Haider, Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif, Justice Khizir Ahmed Choudhury, Department of Social Services Director General Sheikh Rafiqul Islam and a representative from Unicef took part in the meeting.
Six people who were arrested for spreading rumours over coronavirus in the capital have been granted bail.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate granted the bail on Sunday. However, the matter came to light on Tuesday.
Police produced the arrestees before the court seeking its permission to keep them in custody until completion of investigation while the arrestees applied for bail.
A team of police conducted a drive in front of Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Saturday and arrested a man while distributing leaflets inscribing ‘Coronavirus is not a cause of fear for Muslims, rather it is a punishment for the kafirs’.
After interrogation, police arrested five others from Mouchak area with the same leaflets on Saturday night.
The arrestees are Awkat Hossain, 53, Ferdous Hasan Titu, 25, Tauhidul Islam, 25, Muslim Uddin, 23, Mafizul Islam, 20 and Farid Hossain, 53.
A court here on Monday sent a bank official to jail over threatening to rape Sayema Hasan, former assistant commissioner (Land) of Monirampur upazila.
The convict is Zafar Ahmed, son of Abu Bakar Siddique of Jatrabari in Dhaka and a bank official of Dutch Bangla Bank Limited.
Sub Inspector (investigation) Zahir Raihan of Monirampur Police Station, said police produced Zafar Ahmed before Jashore Senior Judicial Magistrate Court and prayed five days remand but the judge sent him to jail after rejecting his bail petition.
On Sunday, Sayema Hasan filed a case against Jafar Ahmed and several others with Monirampur Police Station over the rape threat posted on Facebook.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (Deceive Branch) arrested Zafar from his residence in Dhaka’s Jatrabari on the same day and handed him over to Monirampur Police Station.
On March 28, Sayema Hasan was withdrawn from Monirampur and attached to the Khulna Divisional Commissioner’s office after huge criticisms on social media over the humiliation of three old people in public during a mobile court operation at Chinatola Bazar in the upazila for not using masks.
The executive magistrate also captured a photo of the punishment, which went viral on social media and sparked huge criticisms.