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SC seeks Somoy TV talk show footage

  • Published at 08:57 pm August 31st, 2016
  • Last updated at 08:58 pm August 31st, 2016

The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the authorities of satellite private television channel Somoy TV to submit record and transcript of a talk show they aired on Tuesday. The Appellate Division of Supreme Court will examine whether the comments made at the program were contemptuous. The asked materials will have to be submitted by September 4. Attorney General Mahbubey Alam brought the issue to the five-member bench's notice. The program's subject of discussion was on the war crimes trial of Mir Quasem Ali. It was aired on Tuesday night at 10 and re-telecast Wednesday morning. After the court started its day's proceedings around 9:30am, the Attorney General told the court about the talk show named 'Editorial.' “The discussions, made at the program about tribunal, this court and Mir Quasem's verdict, should be examined,” he said. The court asked the name of the TV channel. He replied, “Somoy TV.” The television program, moderated by Ahmed Zobayer, was participated by retired Appellate Division Judge AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury Manik, International Crimes Tribunal prosecutor Barrister Turin Afroze and senior journalist Swapan Dasgupta. The Appellate Division rejected review petition of its verdict that upheld death penalty to Mir Quasem for war time crimes.