International Crimes Tribunal-1 (ICT-1) on Sunday asked all mass media
to refrain from reporting sub-judice matter.
The 3-judge ICT-1 led by its chairman Justice ATM Fazle Kabir also
warned ATN News reporter Mashudul Haque, a director and reporter
Sujan Halder of Bangladesh Television (BTV) as they earlier telecast
reports on sub judice matter. ICT Prosecutor (Administration)
Zead-Al-Malum told this to a group of newsmen present on the occasion.
Some people say that cases which are sub judice cannot be publicly
discussed in the media. However, the tribunal also asked the newsmen
to refrain from reporting in such a manner that either the prosecution
or the defense is harmed.
The lawyers of Jamaat Nayebe Ameer Moulana Delwar Hossain Sayedee
lodged a complain with the tribunal against the two media outlets that
when the case is under trial certain media organisations telecast
reports identifying Sayedee as a convict.
On Thursday Sayedee’s counsel Barrister Tanvir Ahmed Al Amin placed
his submission on behalf of his client, while Prosecutor Zead-Al-Malum
made submission on behalf of the prosecution.
Meanwhile, defense counsel Mizanul Islam told newsmen, “The complaint
was made against Sujan Halder and Mashudul Haque, as they reported on
their own was on a sub-judice matter and they committed the offence of
contempt of court.
It may be remembered that Prosecutor Syed Haider Ali began his
submission at 11.30 am on Sunday at the review stage of the case and
he will resume his submission on Monday.