Protest rally held at Supreme Court
Lawyers demand Barrister Mainulâ€™s release, departmental action against judge
StaffReporter : Lawyersof the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday organised a protest rally on the SupremeCourt premises demanding immediate release of Barrister Mainul Hosein, a formerAdvisor to the Caretaker Government.
Theysaid Magistrate courtâ€™s order sending Barrister Mainul to jail is unprecedentedas the order violated the direction of the Supreme Court.
Thelawyers said, the Supreme Court directed the lower court to consider the bailapplication of Barrister Mainul Hosein. But the Magistrate didnâ€™t follow thedirection by the apex court. â€œThis is a great threat to the rule of law.â€
Afterthe rally, they meet the Chief Justice to submit a memorandum demandingdepartmental action against the judge who rejected Barrister Mainulâ€™s bail.
ADhaka court on September 3 sent Barrister Mainul Hosein to jail rejecting hisbail petition in a defamation case filed by Masuda Bhatti.
Judgeof the Metropolitan Magistrate Court of Dhaka, Tofazzal Hossain, passed theorder after Barrister Mainul Hosein surrendered before the court and soughtbail.