Eunus Ali barred from practicing law for 3 months
Published: 02:37 PM, 12 October 2020 Updated: 03:37 PM, 12 October 2020
The Supreme Court barred Eunus Ali Akond from practising law in its two divisions for the next three months, as he was convicted of contempt of court after posting derogatory comments about the judiciary on his Facebook.
The lawyer was also fined Tk 25,000, in default, he will have to serve 15 days of imprisonment.
A seven-member bench of the Appellate Division of the Apex Court led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain announced the verdict after hearing a contempt of court rule issued against him.
Earlier on Sunday, Eunus Ali apologised for his Facebook comments, appearing before the court during a hearing. However, the court did not accept his apology and fixed today for delivering its judgement.
On September 27, the Appellate Division summoned the lawyer for his ‘distasteful’ Facebook post about the judiciary.
After Additional Attorney General Murad Reza raised the issue, a four-member bench led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain ordered Akand to appear before the court on October 11 and explain why he will not be prosecuted.
He was barred from practising law during this period. The court also instructed the Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to remove his Facebook post and block his account.