Supreme Court receives footage, tape on 2 judges’ conversation
16 August 2015, Nirapad News: The Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday morning received the video footage and audio tape of private satellite television channel Ekattor on a report and talk show on conversation between two judges.
Attorney General Mahbubey Alam submitted the tape on behalf of the Ekattor TV as per an earlier order of the Supreme Court.
A two-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Justice Nazmun Ara Sultana and Hasan Foez Siddique fixed August 18 (Tuesday) for passing an order in this regard.
Ekattor TV Chief Editor and Managing Director Mozammel Haque Babu, National Press Club President Shafikur Rahman, Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists faction President Manjurul Ahsan Bulbul were present while the elements were submitted to the court.
On August 10, the television channel aired a report and a talk show on the conversation between the two SC judges which is sub-judice during proceedings of a contempt of court rule against Janakantha editor and publisher Atiquallah Khan Masud and executive editor Swadesh Roy.
On August 11, the SC ordered to submit the video report to examine whether the channel committed any contempt of court by broadcasting the news and holding the talk show on a sub-judice matter.
The SC on August 13 delivered a verdict on the contempt of court rule against Masud and Swadesh Roy.
The court on August 13 sentenced them to confinement to the court room for three hours and fined them Tk 10,000 each for committing contempt of court by publishing an article on July 18 on war criminal Salauddin Quader Chowdhury’s family members.