AD issues contempt notice to SC lawyer for derogatory FB post

Staff Correspondent | Published: 20:45, Aug 12,2020 | Updated: 01:48, Aug 13,2020


The Appellate Division on Wednesday asked Supreme Court lawyer Syed Mamun Mahbub to explain by August 19 why he would not be punished for contempt of the court for making derogatory remarks about the chief justice in a Facebook post.

The six-judge online bench, chaired by the chief justice, Syed Mahmud Hossain, also asked Mamun to appear before the court in the next hearing on August 20 for his remarks posted on Tuesday.

The apex court asked Mamun not to appear before it in any other case till August 20.

The contempt notice was issued after attorney general Mahbubey Alam drew the court’s attention to Mamun’s Facebook post criticising the chief justice for the decision of operating courts physically and virtually.

‘I have brought Mamun’s remarks to the court’s notice to protect the image of the chief justice and the judiciary,’ Mahbubey Alam told New Age.

Mamun told New Age that he had deleted the post and expressed ‘regret and remorse’ for the remarks in a fresh post.

‘I will also pray for an unconditional apology to the court for the remarks in my Facebook post in which there were some serious errors in selection of some words,’ he said.

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