Clearing the way for investigation into corruption allegation against former Appellate Division Justice Md Zainul Abedin, a High Court division bench on Tuesday said no one is immune from criminal prosecution. On October 31, the High Court concluded the hearing on the rule and kept the order as curia advisari vult (CAV). Earlier on October 9, the High Court issued the rule after Supreme Court lawyer M Badiuzzaman Tafadar brought the matter to the court’s notice. On March 2 last, the ACC in a letter sought necessary papers from the Supreme Court to start investigation into the graft allegation against the former judge. In reply, the Supreme Court sent a letter to the ACC on April 28 saying it would not be proper for the ACC to take any kind of action against a former judge.
Source: Dhaka Tribune November 14, 2017 11:26 UTC