The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday asked film actor Zayed Khan and actress Nipun Akter to follow the order of Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division strictly over holding the post of general secretary of the Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association (BFAA).
The three-member bench of the Appellate Division led by Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique passed the order.
The Appellate Division bench also stayed the contempt of court petition against Nipun for four weeks.
Senior Advocate Ahsanul Karim and Nahid Sultana Juthi stood for Zayed while Senior Advocate Rokonuddin Mahmud represented Nipun.
However, Advocate Ahsanul and Barrister Rokon both claimed that their clients can serve as of general secretary of BFAA following the order.
Earlier on March 6, Justice Obaidul Hassan, chamber judge of SC’s Appellate Division stayed the HC order that validated Zayed as general secretary of the BFAA for four weeks.
The chamber judge also ordered status-quo over holding the post.
On March 2, the HC cleared the way for Zayed to serve as the general secretary of the BFFA after striking down the decision of the Election Appeal Board of the association.
Nipun again took the fight to the court and filed an appeal before the Appellate Division.
The association election was held on January 28.
Zayed was declared the winner for the general secretary post, after he defeated Nipun in a close contest.
But Nipun launched a legal fight challenging legality of Zayed’s candidacy and accusing him of vote fraud.
Source: United News of Bangladesh