Jail Code, 1894


Jail Code

[IX of 1894]

Paragraph 910—

The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate has avoided passing of
orders on flimsy grounds and as such the question of approval of the District
Magistrate for such permission does not arise. In such a case, the under-trial
prisoner could invoke the inherent jurisdiction of the court for ends of
justice. The under-trial prisoner in this case is entitled to Class I status in
the jail under the provisions of Paragraph 910 of the Jail Code and the
authority is directed to allow the status due to him.

Major (Retd) M Khairuzzaman vs State 50 DLR 283


Jail Code, 1894

Jail Code [IX of 1894]

Rules 617, 979-981 and 1051 to 1058—

condemned prisoner, in view of section 30 of the Prisoners Act, 1894 and the
Rules 617,979 to 981 and 1051 to 1058 of the Jail Code is not entitled to get
Division I, although under-trial prisoner in this case may get Division 1 but
there will be serious difficulty in allowing the facilities prescribed for
Division-I as the condemned prisoner shall be confined in a cell apart from all
other prisoners and shall be kept under constant charge of a guard and if the
condemned prisoner is awarded Division 1 it will create a dangerous situation
and anomaly in jail administration.

(Retd) Bazlul Huda vs State 5 BLC 254.

Paragraph 910—

the petitioner was an army personnel, served in Bangladesh Embassy in different
countries and lastly, he was Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs in the rank and status of a Joint Secretary, which amply prove that he
had a habit of life leading to a superior mode of living attracting the
paragraph 910 of the Jail Code entitling him to Division Tin the jail which was
also admitted by the other side, Besides that some of the co-accused have
afready been granted Division I and the petitioner is, on the same footing,
entitled to be granted Division I status in the Dhaka Central Jail as under
trial prisoner.

(Retd) M Khairuzzaman vs State 2 BLC 646.