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HC warns Eunus Ali Akhond

The High Court on Tuesday warned Md Eunus Ali Akond, a Supreme Court lawyer, over filing writ petitions in the form of public interest litigation without being an aggrieved person.

HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Sardar Md Rashed Jahangir came up with the warning after hearing a writ filed over a feud between a doctor and magistrate over movement pass during the lockdown.

“Don’t file any writ being whimsical. If such writs are rejected, be prepared for paying a large fine,” HC said.

“You have no authority (locus standi) to file a writ about the doctor-police and magistrate dispute, as said earlier. We will impose a heavy cost on you while rejecting the writ,” the HC added.

On April 25, Eunus Ali Akhond filed a writ petition challenging the legality of the ongoing countrywide lockdown enforced by the government to contain the transmission of Coronavirus.

The next day he filed another writ seeking a judicial probe into the feud between a doctor, police and magistrate that went viral on social media recently.

The SC lawyer presented the two writs at the HC for hearing on Tuesday.

On October 12 last year, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court barred lawyer Akhond from practicing before both the Appellate and High Court Divisions for three months, for committing gross contempt of court by posting three derogatory comments about the judiciary on Facebook.

He was also fined Tk 25,000 over the matter.

Source: United News of Bangladesh