‘Letter on Yunus’: DAG breached discipline by briefing media
The deputy attorney general, who told reporters about a statement being written at the top prosecutor's office regarding Prof Muhammad Yunus, has breached discipline, Law Minister Anisul Huq said yesterday.
Imran Ahmed Bhuiyan, the deputy attorney general in question, told reporters on Monday that the attorney general's office was preparing a statement protesting the recent letter from global figures about the trial proceedings of Nobel laureate Prof Yunus, and he had refused to sign the statement.
Asked for his take on the matter, the law minister yesterday said, "He is a DAG at the Attorney General's Office. If he has to speak to reporters, he should either resign and speak, or get the attorney general's permission for speaking. He had done neither. He has breached discipline."
As reporters at Jatiya Press Club asked the minister whether actions will be taken against DAG Imran, he said, "I will see."
Meanwhile, Attorney General AM Amin Uddin said his office was not making any statement regarding Yunus' trial.
He added that DAG Imran intended to make "somebody happy" by talking to reporters.
SM Fazlul Haque, another DAG, yesterday pulled down DAG Imran's nameplate from his office room.
"He (DAG Imran) has taken a stand against the state even though he is a state-appointed officer. I am hurt by his stand. That is why I have taken down his nameplate," Fazlul told The Daily Star.