HC summons Eunus Ali Akond over contempt

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 20:03, Oct 11, 2018 | Updated : 20:06, Oct 11, 2018

Eunus Ali AkondThe High Court has summoned lawyer Eunus Ali Akond for contempt.
The bench of justices Obaidul Hassan and Justice S M Kuddus Zaman summoned the top court lawyer on Wednesday.
On Aug 7, the HC heard a petition one of Akond’s client over a court marriage.
Following the day, the court dismissed the plea, when Akond did not attend the hearing. So, the court ruled a contempt of court against Akond and set Oct 10 to issue order on it.
Akond said, he didn’t attend the hearing as the court adjourned the hearing for two week on Aug 7.
“On Aug 8, the client took the case from me and appointed new counsel,” Akand said adding, “Since then it’s no longer my responsibility.”
Later on Oct 10, the new counsel sought two weeks to the HC as the full bench of Appellate Division will hear the dismiss and the contempt orders on Oct 18.
On the same day, Akond also sought two weeks on the hearing for contempt rule, which the HC set on Oct 11 (Thursday).
On Thursday, the court issue no order and asked to the lawyer appear before it on Oct 16.
The HC also ordered president and secretary of the Supreme Court Lawyer Associations to accompany Akond at the court.