On 18 February, 2018 (Yesterday) Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), Zone -1 operated mobile court in different areas of Dhaka South City Corporation. The Zonal Executive Officer of DSCC, Zone-1 (Deputy Secretary) and Executive Magistrate Md. Mostafa kamal Mazumder has fined tk.20,000/-(Twenty Thousand) to Maa Eclectic Shop at Shemanto Squre road, new Market area, Dhaka, for displaying the illegal tobacco products advertisement of British American Tobacco Company. The mobile court also fined tk. 1,000/-(One Thousand) to Siam Restaurant for not Displaying the No Smoking Sign in the Restaurant. At the same time the Executive Magistrate warned the shop and restaurants owners for tobacco products advertisement on the other hand punishment will be very hard. The Executive Magistrate operated the mobile court in Chankharpul, Dhaka Medical College Hospital Road, Nilkhet and New Market Area and in that time destroys around 20 advertisement boxes of Tobacco products. The Executive Magistrates also warned the respective shop owner to abide by the law properly.
It is noted that Dhaka Ahsania Mission undertaking advocacy works continuously with the authority of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and they have taken initiative to execute mobile court for implementing the Tobacco Control Law in Dhaka City. During the mobile court operation Sanitary Inspector Mr. Mahmudul Ahsan Ansary, Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), Zone-1 and DAM’s Tobacco Control Project Campaign Officer, Umme Jannat, Advocacy Officer Masud Rana, Program Officer Audut Rahman Imon was present there.
On the other hand, on 14 March 2018, Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), Zone-1 has operated mobile court in different areas of Dhaka South City Corporation. The Zonal Executive officer of DSCC, Zone-1 (Deputy Secretary) and Executive Magistrate Md. Mostafa Kamal Mozumder has fined tk. 20,000/- (Twenty Thousand) to New Shahed General Store at Dhanmodi, road no-12, Dhaka, for displaying the illegal tobacco products advertisement of Dhaka Tobacco Company and violating tobacco control law 2005. The Executive Magistrate also operated the mobile Court in Kalabagan, area and in that time destroyed around 15 advertisement boxes of Tobacco products. On the other hand, on hearing the information of mobile court operation other point of sale owners have closed their shops and ran out from there. As a result, Executive Magistrates could not take action against them. During the mobile court operation, Administrative Officer of DNCC Md. Reyazul Hossaina and DAM’s Tobacco Control Project Campaign Officer, Umme Jannat, Programme Officer Audut Rahman Imon were provided necessary support for smooth operation of mobile court