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SC summons lawyer for posting derogatory FB status

| Updated: August 13, 2020 09:52:57

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The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Wednesday summoned Advocate Syed Mamun Mahbub to appear before it on August 20 for posting a derogatory status about Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain on Facebook.

The apex court also issued a rule asking Syed Mamun Mahbub, a Supreme Court lawyer, to explain as to why contempt of court proceedings should not be brought against him for posting the status on his Facebook.

A six-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain came up with the order and rule after Attorney General Mahbubey Alam raised the issue before the bench during the virtual proceedings on Wednesday.

In a reaction Syed Mamun Mahbub said, "I have mistakenly used a word about the Chief Justice in a Facebook status. I have already deleted the status from my Facebook. I will appear before the Supreme Court on August 20 and will offer unconditional apology to the Supreme Court for my mistake."

Advocate Mamun Mahbub also said he would reply to the rule after receiving the order of the apex court.


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