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Bogura Addl Dist and Sessions Judge Rubaiya withdrawn

Admin1 2023-03-23, 11:23pm


A judge thinking.

Jehangir Hussain

Bogura Additional District and Sessions Judge  Rubaiya Yeasmin was on Thursday  withdrawn  and attached to the Law Ministry for forcing a student’s mother  to beg pardon by touching her feet.

The Law and Justice Division of the Law Ministry issued an order to withdraw her in consultation with Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique.

Law and Justice Division Secretary Golam Sarwar told reporters that she was withdrawn after receiving allegations from departmental sources and considering the media reports about the incident.

Rubaiya Yeasmin cannot carry out judicial functions or any work at the ministry during her attachment period, however she will get salary and other benefits, he added.

Earlier on the day, Supreme Court Registrar General Md Golam Rabbani forwarded a letter to the law ministry giving to withdraw Rubaiya Yeasmin from Bogura on instruction from the Chief Justice.

According to the allegation, Rubaiya Yeasmin forced a student’s mother of Bogura Government Girls' High School to touch her feet and beg forgiveness for allegedly making a derogatory comment about her.

According to school rules, all students are supposed to clean their classrooms by turn.

But the judge's daughter, an eighth grader in the school, never did it even though Monday was her turn with three other students to do it.

As she refused to sweep the classroom, the other three students also declined to do the work in protest, said fellow students.

On Monday night, the girl reportedly took to social media and wrote a post stating that she was the daughter of a judge, and ridiculed professions of fathers of other students. 

Three of her classmates took screenshots of her post and shared them in their Facebook group.

The judge went to the school on Tuesday and asked the class teacher to call in the three students and their parents.

When the three students came to the school, the judge threatened to file a cybercrime case against them, claiming that they wrote "derogatory words" on Facebook insulting her and her daughter.

The judge, in presence of teachers, also compelled the mother of a student to touch her feet and beg pardon for "insulting" her on Facebook.