Judicial

Nixon Chy gets bail in EC case

A Faridpur court on Tuesday granted bail to Faridpur-4 MP Mujibur Rahman Nixon Chowdhury in a case filed by the Election Commission (EC).

Faridpur District and Session Judge Mohammad Selim Mia passed the order.

A case was filed on October 15 against Nixon for violating electoral code of conduct during by-election to the post of chairman of Charbhadrasan Upazila Parishad.

Senior District EC officer Nauabul Islam filed the case at Charbhadrashon Police Station, said Saiful Islam, an EC officer.

EC sought legal action against the MP under the Upazila Parishad Electoral Code 2013 and Upazila Parishad Elector Code of Conduct 2016.

Nixon allegedly threatened the deputy commissioner and the assistant commissioner (land) of Faridpur over the arrest of his supporters during by-polls.

Earlier, on October 20, the High Court granted an eight-week anticipatory bail to the MP.

Source: United News of Bangladesh