SC summons Janakantha editors to explain article

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The Appellate Division on Wednesday asked Janakantha editor and publisher Atiquallah Khan Masud and executive editor Swadesh Roy to appear before the court on August 3 to explain an article.
The court summons them to explain the article that questioned how the family of condemned war crimes convict Salauddin Quader Chowdhury met one of the Supreme Court’s judges, which was published in the article on July 16.
The commentary, written by Swadesh Roy and published in the daily titling ‘Activities of SQ family: Escape Route Narrowed,’ also said that Salauddin’s family had wanted an Appellate Division judge—who heard his appeal against death sentence—not to appear to the bench.
A four member Appellate Division bench chaired by the Chief Justice SK Sinha took the article into their cognizance and asked Atiquallah and Swadesh to explain about it.
The Court also asked the Attorney General Mahbubey Alam to give the particulars of Ganajagaran Mancha organiser Imran H Sarkar who agitated and demanded upholding of Salauddin death sentence, earlier.
Imran also doubted about the verdict, referring to the alleged meeting cited in the article.
The SC seeks Imran’s particulars as it wanted to summon him, too, for contempt over his remark.
The article, however, did not mention the time and the name of the judge with whom the family reportedly met.

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