Action recommended against war crimes prosecutor Mohammad Ali

Staff Correspondent

The chief war crimes prosecutor  on Sunday requested law minister and the law secretary to take action against prosecutor Mohammad Ali for ‘serious professional misconduct.’
The requests were conveyed in letters sent by chief prosecutor Golam Arief Tipoo through a special messenger in the afternoon, prosecutor Zead Al Malum told New Age.
He said that the copies of the letters were sent to the attorney general and the ICT registrar.
Another prosecutor said that the chief prosecutor recommended ‘necessary steps’ against Mohammad Ali for ‘breaching  discipline and code of conduct and his serious professional misconduct.’
He said that the chief prosecutor recommended the steps against Mohammad Ali for protecting the image of the prosecution team and in public interest.
On February 4, the chief prosecutor issued an order relieving Mohammad Ali of all war crimes prosecution and investigation duties in public interest.
A copy of the office order was sent to the law ministry on Wednesday, said the prosecutor.
A prosecutor said that Mohammad Ali lobbied to secure bail for detained war crimes accused Md Abdul Hannan, MP, of Jatiya Party.
When asked, Mohammad Ali denied the allegation and said  he was not aware why he was relieved of his prosecution duties.
He said that he committed no  professional misconduct.

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