The High Court on Tuesday issued a rule asking the government to explain why the suspension of Mohammad Jahangir Alam from the post of mayor in Gazipur City Corporation should not be declared illegal.
The HC bench of Justice Zafar Ahmed and Justice Akhtaruzzaman issued the rule after hearing a writ petition challenging the decision of suspension.
The Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives has been asked to respond to the rule within the next two weeks.
On August 14, a writ petition was filed with the High Court challenging the legality of the suspension of Jahangir .
After a hearing on August 17, the bench of Justice Zafar Ahmed and Justice Akhtaruzzaman fixed the date.
In September last year, videos of Jahangir making some derogatory remarks on Bangabandhu and some martyred freedom fighters at a programme went viral on social media.
On November 19, the Awami League expelled him from his position for his derogatory remarks.
On November 25, the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development & Co-operatives suspended GCC Mayor Jahangir, six days after his expulsion from Awami League.
Earlier, seven cases were filed against the suspended mayor in different parts of the country for his derogatory remarks about Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the great Liberation War.