Wednesday, 29 March, 2023

Court works independently

Says law minister

Court works independently

BRAHMANBARIA: The government does not interfere in the judiciary, Law Minister Anisul Huq said on Friday about the government's appeal against the High Court bail granted to BNP leaders Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Mirza Abbas, reports UNB.

“Court is making the decisions independently. There is no government interference in the release of Mirza Fakhrul and Mirza Abbas,” he 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.