The High Court yesterday summoned BNP leader Gayeshwar Chandra Roy and the vice-president and the secretary general of pro-BNP Doctors Association of Bangladesh (DAB) before it on April 20 in connection with a contempt rule.
The court issued the rule to them of its own following a “contemptuous” comment by Gayeshwar about the country's courts.
On Sunday, Gayeshwar told a DAB human chain in the capital, "All the courts including the judges' court, High Court, Supreme Court are trapped in the pocket of Mujib Coat. Judges' conscience will not wake up and justice will not be established if this pocket is not torn.”
DAB Vice President Prof MA Salam presided over the human chain and Secretary General AZM Zahid Hossain, also an adviser to the BNP chief, spoke.
In the rule, Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice ABM Altaf Hossain also asked them to explain in two weeks why action should not be taken against them for "committing contempt of court" through the remarks.
The home secretary and inspector general of police were also asked to respond to the rule, said a deputy attorney general.
The HC's suomoto action came following the reports of the Bangla dailies Prothom Alo and Janakantha.