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SC asks BTRC to block Facebook account of lawyer Eunus

Staff Correspondent | Published: 13:42, Sep 27,2020 | Updated: 18:21, Sep 27,2020

 
 

The Appellate Division on Sunday asked the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission to block the Facebook account of Supreme Court lawyer Eunus Ali Akond for allegedly posting three status criticising the online Supreme Court.

The Appellate Division full bench chaired by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain also asked the BTRC to remove Eunus’ status.

The bench summoned Eunus to appear before it on October 11 to explain why he wouldn’t be punished for contempt of the court for making derogatory remarks about the judiciary.

The court also barred Eunus from practising in both the High Court and the Appellate Division for two weeks.

The court passed the order after additional attorney general Murad Reza drew the attention of the court about Eunus’ Facebook status and sought action against him.  

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