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Judge Faces Probe

Pro-BNP, Jamaat lawyers oppose president's move

Pro-opposition lawyers yesterday demanded withdrawal of the president's order for formation of a Supreme Judicial Council to investigate alleged misconduct of High Court judge Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan.

The president's move against Justice Mizanur is not consistent with the constitution, since the judge has not committed any “gross misconduct,” said BNP leader Moudud Ahmed.

He was speaking at a meeting organised by the pro-BNP and Jamaat faction of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) at its south hall.

The president has made the order to serve the government's political purpose, which amounts to interference in the judiciary, complained Moudud.

The order means that the government does not believe in the independence of the Supreme Court and it (government) has been in favour of the bloggers who are making statements against Islam, he added.

Former speaker Jamir Uddin Sircar, BNP leader Rafiqul Islam Mia, Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdur Razzaq and SCBA President Zainul Abedin also spoke at the meeting.

President Zillur Rahman issued the order on Monday for formation of the Supreme Judicial Council.

The law ministry on the same day sent the order to the Supreme Court registrar for forwarding it to the chief justice.

Accordingly, Supreme Court Registrar AKM Shamsul Islam yesterday placed the order to Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain.

Allegations of misconduct were raised against Justice Mizanur after he distributed copies of a February 17 newspaper report among the judges of the High Court and the Supreme Court.

The report, published by the daily Inqilab, terms slain Shahbagh activist Ahmed Rajib Haidar a murtad (non-believer), citing alleged blog posts by him.

Rajib was hacked to death near his Palash Nagar residence in the capital's Pallabi on February 15.

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We know no body can question the authority of a judge and his authority to deliver judgement or any comments which is injudicious in the eye of law. But why forget that two other constitutional bodies are established by law to create a balance in judiciary, such a the office of the President and the Parliament.

: fed-up

The govt, political affiliated lawyers and judges are busy with recent litigation or recent matters, there are so many things to do but nobody concerned about it. There are a lot of cases are pending years to years in the Apex Court or lower courts and general public are suffering.

: sohul ahmed moku

Comments

  • Dr. Nazmul Haq
    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 02:49 AM GMT+06:00 (87 weeks ago)

    It is very difficult to get why the government has acted so swiftly formed Supreme Judicial Council to investigate trivial against the said judges? What was his crime? Has he distributed banned material? Or has he used photocopying machine and associated stationary or his official time to distribute those material? It is a very common practice to share and exchange information among the professional.

  • Barkat
    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 03:25 AM GMT+06:00 (87 weeks ago)

    The President is the constitutional head of Bangladesh and he should be impartial in his duties. But it’s seems that the highest post is now under the control and command of ruling party. President is left out with jobs of pardoning hardcore criminal and murderer belong to ruling party to ordering investigation of Justice code of conduct. Justice Mizanur did no wrong. As a citizen the constitution of Bangladesh gives him the right to express his view and to practice his religion and belief. Justice Mizanur dint made this story of blogger from his side. It’s very much understood what will the result of this biased investigation. With miss use of Presidential Office Democracy and freedom of expression will be the victim of this investigation.

  • Kazi Salim
    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 03:59 AM GMT+06:00 (87 weeks ago)

    The President has discharged his constitutional responsibility by issuing orders to form a Supreme Judical Council to investigate the alleged criminal acts by a pro jamaati Judge of the High Court. The Pakistani-Jamaati so called Barrister Miah and his co Jamaati Pakistani collaborators have nothing to criticise or to act against the President's order. A Jamaati Judge should not have been hired by BNP during their tenure in the INDEPENDENT country Bangladesh. Action should be taken as per the reports and findings of the Supreme Judical Council. Let him face the consequences for daring to comment against the people's sentiment with some objectionable and illegal circulations of comments, being a sitting judge of the High Court.

  • Mohammed U.K.
    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 04:11 AM GMT+06:00 (87 weeks ago)

    A clear cut calculated move by the Govt to suppress the true reactions of a pious Judge. When it is news paper this is no longer a secret. The President being a party man and infamous for his openly siding with Govt actions will only approve blindly. That is the reason for the sake of growth of democracy the president Of Bangladesh should be a non party man. But who listens. The judge has committed no crime. He has drawn the attention of other Judges to a published news.

  • hard talk
    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 08:30 AM GMT+06:00 (87 weeks ago)

    The president has been proactive. He should have been prudent. Why passing on some information, which Justice Mizanur considered important to his colleagues, be a misconduct? But government thinks otherwise and the president is their nominee.

  • Sahed Ali
    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 10:05 AM GMT+06:00 (87 weeks ago)

    What is your problem Pro-BNP & Jamaat Lawyers? High Court Judge Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan committed gross professional misconduct circulating objectionable newspaper clippings as if he was doing a proxy job for somebody else. Now he should face the consequences. So-called intellectual Mr. Moudud Ahmed & Mr. Rafiqul Islam Mia shouldn't side with the wrong doer and in this case Mr. Bhuiyan. These intellectuals fail to understand that common people have lost their faith on them long before.


 

 


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