The law ministry today sent a proposal to the Supreme Court for transferring Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of Barisal Md Ali Hossain, who has dealt with the defamation case of Barguna Upazila Nirbahi Officer Tariq Salman.
“The proposal has been given to the Supreme Court as there are complaints about his (CMM) role in that incident,” Law Minister Anisul Huq told The Daily Star.z
He also said CMM Ali Hossain should be transferred for proper function of the judicial activities.
The law ministry, however, did not mention any reason for transferring CMM Ali Hossain, Additional Registrar of the High Court division of the Supreme Court Md Sabbir Faiz told The Daily Star.
The proposal will be placed before the general administration committee of the SC led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha for a decision, Sabbir said.
Sabbir could not say when the general administration committee will take the decision on the proposal.
Barisal Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Mohammad Ali Hossain, who dealt Tariq's case, informed the Supreme Court administration on Sunday that he did not refuse Tariq bail and that he was not sent to jail, High Court's Additional Registrar Md Sabbir Faiz told The Daily Star.
Notwithstanding the claims, Tariq's name was seen on the top of a list of accused persons of the court's custody register on July 19. This paper obtained a copy of the list titled “Hajatkhanar Asami Grohon Register”.
Sabbir Faiz declined to comment on the list, saying that they did not get any such lists from the CMM.
The case triggered a social media outcry with many praising the UNO's move of placing Bangabandhu's portrait on the invitation card.