HC summons govt official over sentencing of lawyer

Published: December 17, 2017 19:40:45 | Updated: December 18, 2017 12:10:14


The High Court has summoned Biroda Rani Roy, Assistant Commissioner (land) of Bhurungamari upazila in Kurigram, to appear before it on December 27 in connection with the sentencing of a lawyer. 

An HC bench of Justice Md Habibul Gani and Justice KM Kamrul Kader also issued a rule asking the assistant commissioner to explain as to why the sentencing of the lawyer should not be declared illegal.

The suo moto order and the rule came following a report titled 'AC land jails lawyer for seeking to sit' published in online news portal www.lawyersclubbangladesh.com.

The court also asked the victim, Advocate Nirod Bihari Roy, 60, a member of the Dinajpur Bar Association, and news portal editor Dr Badrul Hasan to appear before it on the same day, reports UNB.

On December 12, Biroda fined Advocate Nirod Bihari Tk 500, in default, to suffer one day in jail over sitting at her office when she was the upazila land officer of Birganj in Dinajpur.

Later, Biroda was transferred to Kurigram following a widespread resentment among the local lawyers. 

Supreme Court lawyer Syed Mohidul Kabir and Advocate Kazi Helal Uddin brought the report to the court's notice.

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