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12:00 AM, December 14, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 14, 2012

AG slams Moudud for ICT-1 remarks

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Attorney General Mahbubey Alam yesterday criticised BNP leader Moudud Ahmed for his remarks that the proceedings of International Crimes Tribunal-1 had become "illegal, unconstitutional, and unacceptable" following resignation of its chief.
The attorney general said no criminal case went inactive due to personal opinions of a justice, and the ICT rules clearly stated how the proceedings would continue if any judge resigned or became unable to run the tribunal.
“Section 6 (5) of the ICT Act 1973 states if, in the course of a trial, any one of the members of a tribunal is, for any reason, unable to attend any sitting thereof, the trial may continue before the other members,” he said.
Mahbubey Alam criticised Moudud at a discussion on "Trial of the War Criminals and Violence of Jamaat-Shibir", organised by Peshajibi Samonnoy Parishad, a pro-Awami League organisation, at the capital's Jatiya Press Club.
On Wednesday, Barrister Moudud claimed the tribunal proceedings had became illegal after ICT-1 chairman Justice Nizamul Huq stepped down a day ago. His resignation came after a Bangla daily published his Skype conversation with an expatriate Bangladeshi legal expert about the tribunal proceedings.
The attorney general demanded a proper investigation into the hacking of the internet conversation and punishment for those involved in it.
Dhaka University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique, journalist leader Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, and Peshajibi Samonnoy Parishad President Justice AFM Mesbahuddin, among others, spoke on the occasion.

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