The High Court has ordered to stop card games and housie involving money at 13 social clubs across the country, including the Dhaka Club.
The order by the bench of justices Quamrul Islam Siddique and Sheikh Hassan Arif came on Sunday after hearing a petition by two Supreme Court lawyers.
The clubs are Dhaka Club, Uttara Club, Gulshan Club, Dhanmondi Club, Banani Club, Officers’ Club, Dhaka Ladies’ Club, Cadet College Club, Chittagong Club, Chittagong Seniors’ Club, Narayanaganj Club, Sylhet Club and Khulna Club.
The home secretary, inspector general of police, commissioners of police in Dhaka and Chittagong, and deputy commissioners of Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, Sylhet and Narayanganj are among the 12 instructed to implement the order.
Chairmen and presidents of the clubs have been also told to ensure that the order is implemented.
The court also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why legal steps will not be initiated against those facilitating housie, card and dice games involving money.