Sunday, 29 January, 2023

Court works independently: Law Minister

Court works independently: Law Minister

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The government does not interfere in judiciary, the law minister said on Friday about the government's appeal against the High Court bail granted to BNP leaders Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Mirza Abbas.

“Court is making the decisions independently. There is no government interference in the release of Mirza Fakhrul and Mirza Abbas,” Law Minister Anisul Huq said at the Kasba press club in Brahmanbaria.

Quoting the attorney general, the minister said there was a violation of law in the bail process in the High Court for the two leaders. So a petition challenging the HC order was filed with the Appellate Division.

On December 9, a team of Detective Branch (DB) of police picked up Fakhrul and Abbas from their homes in separate raids in the capital.

Later, they were shown arrested in a case over the clash between police and the party activists in the capital’s Nayapaltan. A Dhaka court sent them to jail rejecting their bail pleas.

Regarding misconduct with the Judge at the Brahmanbaria courtroom, Anisul said judiciary is independent, now the High Court has taken the matter under its jurisdiction. “I will not comment on this now.”

“I have seen the video footage of the incident, and if it is true I am shocked. As a member of a lawyer family, I believe that all lawyers in Brahmanbaria cannot do such things.”

On Thursday, The HC bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil summoned three lawyers including Brahmanbaria Bar Association president for misbehaving with the district Woman and Child Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Mohammad Faruq.

Those summoned are Bar Association president Advocate Tanvir Ahmed Bhuiyan, Secretary (Administration) Advocate Md Akkas Ali and Advocate Zubair Islam.

On January 4, the district Woman and Child Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Mohammad Faruq sent a written complaint to the High Court to take action against those involved in this incident. Later, on the instructions of the Chief Justice, the Registrar General of the Supreme Court sent the written complaint of the judge to the HC bench.

On January 2, Bar Association president advocate Md Tanvir Bhuiyan, Secretary Advocate Md Akkas Ali and around 10-15 lawyers including Zubair Islam came and rudely asked the judge to leave the courtroom. Advocate Tanvir hurled abusive words at the court, as per the complaint.