Govt seeks probe against Barisal judge

PV Desk : The government has sought investigation into several allegations against a Barisal judge who had ordered a civil servant to prison over defamation charges.

The law ministry asked the Supreme Court for steps concerning Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Ali Hossain in a letter issued on Tuesday.

It said the judges’ transfer was important for safekeeping the image of the judiciary. The term of his current post is complete, it added.

“Besides, considering the current situation, it is important to investigate and establish the truth behind the incident,” the letter said.

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