Rokon Ud-Doula says sorry for his reaction
Metropolitan Magistrate Rokon Ud-Doula yesterday sought apology from the chief justice, the government and others concerned for the broadside he had fired Sunday at the separation of judiciary.
"I make sincere apology to all of them for my impolite conduct while expressing our grievances created because of some discriminatory rules in the process of separation of the judiciary," Rokon told journalists at his court chamber.
He said he will be obedient to the government as he has always been.
Rokon, who has become a hero for his recent drives against adulterated food, said he has always been in favour of the separation of the judiciary. They only demanded that the dignity of the executive magistrates be upheld, he added.
He said the executive magistrates now do not have any grief as the government has realised the reasons of their complaint and taken initiatives to uphold their dignity.
"I believe that the BCS admin cadres and magistrates will have no discontent now," said Rokon.
"Whatever responsibility I am entrusted with, I shall work with 100 percent honesty and sincerity for the government and the country," he added.
Asked if he has received any contempt notice from Supreme Court lawyer ZI Khan Panna, Rokon said he received an envelope but had not yet opened it.
"I hope that the issue will be settled through dialogue as I have already apologised to the chief justice and the government," he said.
Meanwhile, Panna's counsel Advocate Asaduzzaman told the UNB that he had heard about Rokon's apology but is not aware of the nature of the apology.
Asaduzzaman said although Rokon complied with one term of the contempt petition, the condition for seeking apology to the chief justice in writing has not yet been done.