05 December 2023

HC ways for Tabith to vie for election

Opposition candidate Tabith Awal is speaking at an electoral meeting - Photo Desk

The higher court of Bangladesh on Monday turned down a petition seeking cancellation of the nomination of an opposition party's mayoral candidate for the city corporation election in northern part of capital Dhaka.

The High Court has cleared the way for participating in the upcoming Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) election of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) candidate, Tabith Awal, reports United News of Bangladesh.

The HC bench of Justice JBM Hasan and Justice MD Khairul Alam rejected the writ petition.

Earlier on Sunday, Retired judge of Appellate division AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhur y Manik filed the writ petition with the HC bringing allegation of concealing wealth information in the election affidavit.

The petitioner said that the Election Commission and the other concerned have been made respondents to the writ.

Earlier, the retired judge met election commissioner Md Rafiqul Islam on January 23 afternoon and demanded cancellation of Tabith’s nomination. He also submitted a written complaint.

The petitioner told reporters on the day that ‘Tabith along two others has shares in NFM Energy (Singapore) private company limited. Tabith did not mention it in his affidavit.”

As the EC did not take any action as per his complaint, he filed the writ with the HC, said the former judge.


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