Sunday, 7 November 2010

SCBA demand of transfer of two controversial judges

BLHouse Report

Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Khandker Mahbub Hossain on November 7 demanded of refraining the two controversial judges from judicial functions or transferring them to other place in deputation.

Otherwise, the Chief Justice will have to bear responsibility, if any untoward incident takes place in the Supreme Court, the Bar president said at a press conference in the SC.

The SCBA President said a three-point programme would be continued protesting swearing in of the two judges.

As parts of the programme, SCBA hoisted a black flag in the SC yesterday also and the pro-BNP lawyers brought out procession in the SC premises and boycotted.

Khandker Mahbub disagreed with the Chief Justice remarks that he sworn in the judges for constitutional obligation and said, "In 1994, then the government appointed new other judges when then Chief Justice Shahabuddin Ahmed differed with appointment of some judges."

He continued, "Protecting dignity of the apex is also responsibility of the Chief Justice."

He said image of the apex court was tarnished for swearing in the two controversial judges by the Chief Justice taking police protection.

The press conference was addressed, among others, by Barrister Rafiqul Islam Miah, Advocate Zainul Abedin and Advocate Morshed Al-Mamun.

Chief Justice ABM Khairul Haque on Thursday administered oath of four newly appointed additional judges in the HC Division including the two controversial judges-- Ruhul Kuddus Babu and M Khasruzzaman-- amid strong agitation of the lawyers.
On the day, the lawyers agitated and the SCBA hoisted black flag in the SC and boycotted benches of the two controversial judges.

The last retired CJ refused to sworn in the two judges citing, "unavoidable circumstances.'

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