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Bangladesh SC asks ministers to reappear on Mar.27

Dhaka : Bangladesh Supreme Court has criticised two ministers for their comments about Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha in relation to the hearing of an appeal of war crimes convict Mir Quasem Ali.

The Supreme Court has fixed March 27 for further hearing of the rules and asked the ministers to appear before it on that day.

The Supreme Court has said that the two ministers not only undermined the Chief Justice but also dishonoured the entire judiciary by their statements, reports The Daily Star.

The court added that the two ministers have made arrogant comments about the Chief Justice and the judiciary.

It rejected the explanation made by Food Minister Qamrul Islam and Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq in response to its contempt of court rules as Qamrul said he made the comment out of emotion as a freedom fighter.

A seven-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha accepted the explanation from Mozammel.

The two ministers appeared before the apex court at 9:00 am in connection with the contempt of court rule issued by the court on March 8. (ANI)