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12:00 AM, January 17, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 17, 2011

Contempt of Court

Establishment secy exonerated from charges

Establishment Secretary Iqbal Mahmud has been exonerated from charges of contempt of court, after he admitted his misdemeanor and prayed for unequivocal apology in black and white before the High Court yesterday.
Appearing in person, the establishment secretary informed the two-judge bench headed by Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury that he had already complied with the court order and provided the job to M Reaz Uddin, son of a martyred freedom fighter.
Iqbal appeared before the bench 48 hours ahead of the deadline.
On January 6, the HC asked Mahmud to appear in person before it by January 18, to face the charges of contempt of court.
M Reaz Uddin had filed the contempt petition after he did not get appointed to the vacant post of Health Assistant for Kamolnagar upazila in Laxmipur district, despite a High Court directive.
On June 10 last year, the HC, while resolving a writ petition, directed the respondents, including the establishment secretary, to consider the appointment of the petitioner as part of the reserve quota of 30% for the freedom fighters and theirs wards, within 30 days of the date of receipt of the judgment.

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