The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) today stayed a High Court order that allowed a lawyer to practice in court without any enrollment certificate.
"Operation of the judgment and order dated November 8 passed by the High Court is stayed till filing of the leave petition," said the four-member apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain.
The court also stayed the part of the judgement that imposed a fine of Taka 100 each on the two writ petitioner lawyers.
Senior lawyer advocate Kamrul Haque Siddiqui, Barrsiter Ruhul Quddus Kazal and Barrsiter Anik R Haque today moved the appeal filed by the two writ petitioners, while Barrister M Amir-ul-Islam stood for Barrsiter Jumman Siddique, who was allowed by the High Court to practice in court without any enrolment certificate.
The High Court on November 8 scrapped a writ filed by Supreme Court lawyers Syed Sayedul Haque Suman and Ishrat Hasan, challenging Bangladesh Bar Council's decision to allow lawyer Jumman Siddique to practice law without passing the enrolment test.
The court also issued contempt of court rule against the two petitioners and imposed a fine of Taka 100 each on them as cost.
The two petitioners on November 9 filed the appeal with the apex court.