Dhaka, Dec 9 (UNB) - The High Court on Sunday asked the Election Commissioner (EC) to accept the nomination papers of six candidates, clearing the way for their participation in the 11th parliamentary elections billed for December 30.
Of them, five were BNP contestants and the other is independent runner Imran H Sarkar, also Ganajagaran Mancha spokesperson.
The five BNP aspirants are Fahmid Foysal Chowdhury of Nilphamari-3, Amzad Hossain of Nilphamari-4, Syed Jahangir Alam of Dinajpur-3, Mohammad Nazmul of Naogaon-5 and Touhidul Haq of Panchagarh-1.
An HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil passed the order after hearing separate writ petitions filed by the five BNP leaders challenging the EC's decision to reject their candidature.
Earlier in the day, the BNP contenders filed the writ petitions challenging the legality of the EC's decision that rejected their candidature as they were holding the posts of municipality mayor.
Barrister Ruhul Kuddus Kajal stood for the petitioners while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam represented the state.
The EC rejected the nominations of five BNP aspirants while hearing petitions filed challenging returning officers’ decisions.
The returning officers concerned rejected the nomination papers of five BNP leaders saying all of them were holding respective posts of municipality mayor.
The same bench ordered the acceptance of the nomination of Imran H Sarkar for Kurigram-4 after hearing his writ petition.
On December 2, the RO rejected the nomination paper of Imran H Sarkar due to the absence of signatures of 1 percent voters.
Dhaka, Dec 6 (UNB) – The High Court on Thursday reprimanded an Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) official for his bid to harass a college principal and asked him to perform duty considering him as a public servant.
An HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam came up with the remarks while disposing of a rule issued earlier in this regard.
Court sources said ACC Deputy Assistant Director Md Al Amin on February 11 last served a notice on Md Nizam Uddin, principal of Elisha Islamia Model Degree College in Bhola Sadar upazila, asking him to appear before him on the same day over the allegation of misappropriating Tk 45,880,000 through providing jobs on fake certificates.
Later, Nizam Uddin filed a writ petition with the High Court challenging the legality of the notice while the court stayed the ACC notice and issued a rule in this regard.
On November 15, the HC asked Al Amin to appear before it on December 6 to explain his stance.
The court asked the ACC official to perform his duties considering himself as an employee of the republic.
Dhaka, Dec 6 (UNB)– A court here on Thursday sent Viqarunnisa Noon School and College class IX class teacher Hasna Hena to jail in a case filed in connection with suicide of Aritree Adhikari.
Metropolitan Magistrate Md Abu Sayeed passed the order denying her bail plea when inspector Kamrul HasanTalukdar of Detective Branch of police produced her before the court.
Earlier, Hasna Hena’s lawyer Jahangir Alam submitted a petition seeking her bail.
Detectives in a drive arrested Hasna Hena from the city’s Uttara area on Wednesday night.
Aritree Adhikari, a Class-IX student, reportedly committed suicide at their Shantinagar residence in the city on Monday after allegedly being rebuked by teachers for using mobile phone during examination.
Victim’s father Dilip Adhikari filed a case against three teachers of the school.
Dhaka, Dec 6 (UNB) – The High Court on Thursday ordered the returning officers of the constituencies concerned to scrutinize the nomination papers of three candidates after accepting those.
They are Gano Forum candidates M D Azharul Islam of Kishoreganj-1 constituency, M Shafiur Rahman Khan Bacchu, Kishoreganj-2 constituency and independent candidate Sadakat Khan Fakkur of Dhaka-16 constituency.
The HC bench led by Justice Tariq Ul Hakim and Justice Justice Md. Shohrowardi asked the officials concerned to abide by the order within 12 hours.
The candidates filed separate writs with the HC as the returning officers did not accept their nomination papers on November 28.
Barrister Motahar Hossain and Raju Uddin Sarwar stood for two Gano Fourm candidates while Barrister Imran A Siddiq for Fakkur.
Dhaka, Dec 6 (UNB) – The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the concerned returning officer (RO) to accept the nomination paper of BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas and also to scrutinise it within 24 hours.
The seven-member bench of the Appellate Division led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order after disposing of the appeal petition filed by the state.
It also asked the district returning officer to get him a scope so that he can appeal against any order announced by the EC.
On December 6, the High Court asked the authorities concerned to accept the nomination paper of Mirza Abbas and complete the scrutiny within 24 hours.
The HC also issued a rule asking the government to explain why the refusal to accept of Mirza Abbas’ nomination paper should not be declared illegal.
The Chief Election Commissioner, Dhaka returning officer and three others have been made respondents to the rule.
Later, a petition was filed with the Appellate Division against the HC order.
On November 28, the returning officer refused to accept the nomination paper of Mirza Abbas as he went to the returning officer’s office after 5 pm on the last day of submission.
Later, he submitted the nomination paper to the Chief Election Commissioner on December 1 but it was not sent to the returning officer concerned for scrutiny on December 2.
Later on December 3, Mirza Abbas filed a writ petition with the High Court challenging the Election Commission’s decision.