3 Jamaat leaders face contempt charges

3 Jamaat leaders face contempt charges


The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-2 brought contempt of court charges against three Jamaat leaders for making derogatory remarks about ICT.ICT-2 led by Justice Obaidul Hassan passed the order Sunday and fixed May 9 for hearing on the charge.

The leaders are Jamaat acting secretary general Rafiqul Islam Khan, central executive council member Hamidur Rahman Azad, MP, and Dhaka city unit assistant secretary general Selim Uddin.

On February 7, ICT-2, in a suo-moto order, summoned the three Jamaat leaders to explain of their threatening of ‘civil war’, and controversial comment on ICT on February 20.

The tribunal also asked to explain why punitive action shouldn’t be taken against them.

Mentioning newspaper report, ICT-2 said, “These two leaders, in their speeches on February 4, threatened ICT and government of civil war.”

The tribunal said, “They also made some controversial remarks over ICT which are tantamount to contempt of court.” banglanews24.com

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