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Store arrestees’ biometric data at police stations, jails: HC

In a Thursday ruling, the High Court asked the home ministry for a digital system to store biometric information of inmates and arrested persons at all levels of the country. According to the court, biometric data, which includes fingerprints, palm prints, and iris of any arrested person, will be needed for identification of any accused or inmates. This is done to prevent prosecution and detention instead of the accused. The ruling was issued by an online bench consisting of Justice M Enayetur Rahim, Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman. It dealt with a writ Petition filed in 2020 by Zahiruddin challenging the legality and validity of an arrest warrant against him in a case of sabotage. In the petition, Zahirul claimed that the police harassed him and tried to arrest him in a case against 25 unidentified persons filed at the Khilgaon station police station on April 9, 2013. Tariqul Islam was the owner of the bus that carried Agrani Bank staff to the capital. He filed the case for vandalizing a