Tribunal warns SQC for comments in courtroom
The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 today warned Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury (SQC) again for making political comments feeding media in the courtroom after trial procedures almost everyday.
Justice Nizamul Haque, chairman of three-member panel of ICT- 1, asked Advocate Ahsanul Huq Hena, counsel for Chowdhury, to stop his client from making comments in the courtroom.
The lawmaker of BNP, charged with 23 crimes against humanity during Liberation War, almost regularly chat with the media personnel in the courtroom after the day's proceedings. He always put his version of political dialogue in the chitchat.
In the past, the tribunal warned Chowdhury for his indecent remarks and repeated arguments from the dock during the trial process.
At the very start of today's proceedings, Justice Nizamul Haque asked the reporter of Daily Sangram about a report published in today's edition (June 26).
Citing a report based on the comments of Chowdhury, the ICT- 1 chairman asked the reporter that did the accused told these
while talking to them (reporters)?
In reply, the journalist told the tribunal that Chowdhury said these while talking to his counsels. At that point the tribunal asked Ahsanul Huq Hena, counsel for the accused, to tell his client not to deliver political comments in the courtroom.
"Did he forget that he is a detainee?" tribunal chairman questioned the counsel and said he cannot deliver political statements in the courtroom.