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Supreme Judicial Council to decide HC judge’s fate

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President Zillur Rahman on Monday approved the proposal to form a Supreme Judicial Council to decide the fate of High Court judge Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan for his “misconduct”.

Mizanur sent photocopies of news items on the alleged blog write-ups of slain Shahbagh activist Ahmed Rajib Haidar regarding Islam and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to other Supreme Court judges in separate envelopes on February 18. The reports were published in vernacular daily Inqilab the same day.

Confirming the president’s approval, the law minister told The Daily Star that the Supreme Judicial Council would now investigate into the matter.

Mizanur was appointed as an HC additional judge on July 29, 2002 and his job was confirmed two years later during the previous BNP-Jamaat regime.

Hours after receiving the envelops, many HC judges met Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain and urged him to take measures against Mizanur through the Supreme Judicial Council.

The chief justice called Mizanur at his SC office and cautioned him for his action, according to sources.

On February 19, the ruling alliance MPs blasted the HC judge for his actions and saying that he had violated the constitution by the act. The law minister assured the MPs that he would discuss with the chief justice to form a Supreme Judicial Council to take actions against the HC judge.


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