Govt moves to transfer Barisal judge over UNO harassment

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PV Desk : The government has moved to transfer a judge who sent a public servant to jail in a defamation case, a day after the removal of two deputy commissioners from duty over the same issue. 

On Tuesday, the law ministry sent a proposal to the Supreme Court to remove Barisal’s chief metropolitan judicial magistrate from his current job.

The High Court Division’s Additional Registrar Sabbir Foyez confirmed the receipt of the ministry’s letter.

He said that the letter seeks to transfer Chief Judicial Magistrate Ali Hossain. “The Supreme Court’s General Administration Committee will let the law ministry know about its decision.”

Hossain has made news headlines after turning down a bail plea from Barguna Upazila administration chief or UNO Tariq Salmon.