SC to hear plea against ex-SC judge’s anticipatory bail July 23
The Supreme Court today fixed July 23 for hearing an appeal filed against a High Court order that granted anticipatory bail to former Justice Joynul Abedin in connection with a notice issued by the Anti-Corruption Commission in 2010 seeking his bank statements.
Chamber judge of the Appellate Division of the SC Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain set the date after holding a brief hearing on the appeal filed by the ACC challenging the HC order.
Justice Joynul headed the one-man judicial enquiry into the grenade attack on an Awami League rally at Dhaka’s Bangabandhu Avenue on August 21, 2004. His probe report found "foreign enemy link" with the attack.
The HC on July 10 this year granted anticipatory bail to Joynul in connection with the ACC notice after he filed a petition seeking the bail fearing that he might be arrested when he would go to submit the bank statements.
The ACC today filed a leave to appeal petition with the SC challenging the HC order.
ACC’s lawyer Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan told The Daily Star that there is no specific case against Joynul Abedin.
Barrister Moinul Hosein appeared for Justice Joynul.