Derogatory comments about judge: SC summons Dinajpur mayor
The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court today summoned Dinajpur Municipality Mayor Syed Jahangir Alam directing him to appear before it on August 24 for making derogatory comments about one of its judges.
The apex court also issued a contempt of court notice against Jahangir, also a local BNP leader, asking him to explain why he should not be punished for making the comments.
A six-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique passed the order following a petition filed by four lawyers seeking necessary directives.
The petition came following recent comments made by Jahangir Alam on a YouTube channel about Justice M Enayetur Rahim, a senior judge of the Appellate Division, centring a judgement in a case against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.
The SC also directed Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission chairman to immediately remove the video containing Jahangir's comments from internet platforms.
Advocate Shah Monjurul Hoque appeared for the petitioners while Attorney General AM Amin Uddin argued on behalf of the state during the hearing.