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7 pro-BNP lawyers exempted from personal appearance in contempt of court case

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) has exempted seven pro-BNP lawyers of the Supreme Court from appearing personally in a contempt of court case filed against them for passing derogatory remarks on two SC judges.

A four-judge Appellate Division Bench led by Chief Justice Obaidul Hasan passed the order as they earlier made an application.

The court has also asked them to give a written explanation regarding the contempt of court by 25 July.

The seven lawyers are- Barrister Kausar Kamal, AJ Muhammad Ali, Fahima Nasreen, Md Abdul Jabbar Bhuiyan, Barrister Md Ruhul Quddus Kajal, Md Mahbubur Rahman Khan and Gazi Kamrul Islam.

Among them, AJ Muhammad Ali passed away last month and was acquitted from charges.

On 29 August of last year, appeals were filed by Supreme Court lawyer Md Nazmul Huda, against these seven lawyers for contempt of court based on the statements given in a press conference about two judges of the Supreme Court.

On 15 November last, the seven lawyers were asked by the court to appear on 15 January to explain their role in the question raised in the contempt of court petition based on the statement given in the press conference.

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