Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq on Wednesday said the Pirojpur District and Sessions Judge was withdrawn to tackle the situation created over the bail plea of district Awami League president AKM Abdul Awal and his wife, reports BSS.
“He (judge) behaved very harshly and offensively with Awal’s lawyers and members of district bar council, making the lawyers to take a decision of boycotting the court and people to come out on the streets. As a result, to tackle that situation, the judge was withdrawn,” Anisul said at a press briefing held at the ministry yesterday afternoon.
The law minister said allowing or scrapping bail plea is completely the jurisdiction of court. “But, if the court’s behaviour creates any such situation that makes it difficult to maintain law and order and rule of law, then we have to take a step. We have taken the decision under such circumstances and here the rule of law was not violated,” he added.
Anisul Huq said the district judge’s behaviour with bar members was improper and it had created that situation. The minister’s statement came as the High Court today issued a rule asking law secretary to explain in one week as to why it shall not declare the withdrawal of the judge, illegal.