The High Court today cleared BNP standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy and two DAB leaders of contempt charges after they apologised to it unconditionally for their "contemptuous" comments about all the courts of the country.
Two leaders of Pro-BNP doctors’ organisation Doctors Association of Bangladesh (DAB) are its Vice-President Prof M Salam and Secretary General AZM Zahid Hossain, also an adviser to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia.
The court also warned the three not to make any derogatory remarks about the courts in future.
On April 6, Gayeshwar at a human chain organised by DAB in front of Jatiya Press Club said, “all the courts including the Judges’ Court, High Court and Supreme Court are trapped in the pocket of Mujib Coat (Judge Court, High Court, Supreme Court-Sob court-e ekhon Mujib coat er pocket-e bondi)".
"Judges’ conscience will not wake up and justice will not be established, if this pocket is not torn (Ei pocket chhirte na parle keu naybichar pabena, bicharokder bibek jagroto hobena),” he said at the programme.
DAB leaders Salam and Zahid also spoke there.
Following reports published in different national dailies, the HC on April 7 issued a contempt of court rule against the three and summoned them to appear before it today (April 20).
In complying with the order, the trio appeared before the HC bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice ABM Altaf Hosain at 10:30am today.
After offering unconditional apologies to the bench, the trio sought an exemption from the contempt of court charge.
The bench accepted their apologies and cleared them of the charge.