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SCBA complains to chief justice against HC bench

FE REPORT | November 11, 2020 00:00:00

The leaders of the SCBA on Tuesday made a complaint to the chief justice that recently one or two High Court division benches had behaved rudely with the lawyers during the hearing of a case, which is not consistent with the dignity of the lawyers of the apex court of the country.

The leaders of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) also said in the complaint that the association expects more tolerance from the court in the case of imposition of fines against lawyers for filing or conducting cases or in case of issuing contempt of court rules against them.

In the interest of maintaining the rule of law in the country, they strongly demanded to the chief justice to take necessary steps so that the relationship between the bar and bench is not ruined, and no misunderstanding is created.

The written complaint signed by all the 14 leaders of the SCBA executive committee including its President Advocate AM Amin Uddin and Secretary Barrister Ruhul Quddus Kazal was placed to the chief justice's office on Tuesday.

Earlier on Monday evening, the SCBA held an emergency meeting and took the decision to make the complaint about the disharmony between the bar and benches.

"It is unfortunate that a trend of neglecting the lawyers of the Supreme Court in different ways during the hearing of cases by one or two High Court benches is being noticed. The Supreme Court Bar Association believes that this undesirable behaviour is deteriorating the good relations between the bar and the bench that have been built over the ages," also read the complaint.

Following a writ petition a High Court bench of Justice Gobinda Chandra Tagore and Justice Mohammad Ullah on Sunday last issued contempt of court rule against two Supreme Court lawyers, Barrister Syed Sayedul Haque Sumon and Advocate Ishrat Hassan.

The court also asked them to deposit Tk 100 each to the Supreme Court as cost since the lawyers had wasted court's time.

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