Three top officials face contempt of court music
Reported by: UNBconnect
Reported on: Jun 21, 2011 04:46 pm
Reported in: National
Dhaka, June 21 (UNB)-The High Court on Tuesday issued rule asking the respondents to explain in a week why contempt of court charge should not be drawn against them for flouting court order.
A division bench comprising Justice M Ashfaqul Islam and Justice M Moazzam Hossain upon a contempt petition passed the orders.
The bench also asked ASP Hayatunnabi, officer in-charge (Immigration) to appear in person before it on July 10 to explain his position.
Home secretary, Inspector General of Police (IGP) and DG Passport have also been made respondents in the case.
Barrister Nasir Uddin Asim, human rights affairs secretary of BNP, filed the contempt petition as he along with his family members were barred from flying to London by immigration personnel at the Shahjalal International Airport on June 19 despite court clearance.
Asim, now on bail in connection with a case of Molotov cocktail explosions inside the Chief Justice’s residence, had earlier secured a High Court rule and interim order asking the authorities concerned not to prevent him from going abroad following a writ petition. The rule is still pending, court sources said.