Metropolitan Police Ordinance [III of 1978]
close look into section 4 of the said Ordinances vis–a–vis sections 10, 18, 20
and 21 of the Code, it would appear that in a Metropolitan Area some of the
powers which were dealt with by the District Magistrate, have been given to the
Police Commissioner, and some of them have been given to the Chief Metropolitan
Magistrates and Metropolitan Magistrates, debarring the District Magistrate to
exercise all or any of the powers which could be exercised by him before the
promulgation of the said Ordinances and the amendments made in the Code and the
Special Powers Act.
Hossain (Md) and others vs State and others 55 DLR 643.