The Supreme Court yesterday summoned Advocate Syed Mamun Mahbub to appear before it on August 20 for posting a derogatory status about Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain on social media platform Facebook.
The apex court also issued a rule asking Mahbub, a Supreme Court lawyer, to explain why contempt of court proceedings should not be brought against him for posting the status.
A six-member bench of the SC's Appellate Division, headed by the chief justice, came up with the order and rule after Attorney General Mahbubey Alam raised the issue before the bench during virtual proceedings yesterday.
Contacted, Mahbub said he heard about the SC order on him.
"I have mistakenly used a word about the chief justice in a Facebook status. I have already deleted the status. I will appear before the Supreme Court on August 20 and will offer unconditional apology for my mistake," he said.
Advocate Mahbub also said he will reply to the rule after receiving the apex court order.