HC passes split verdict on Nizam Hazari’s JS membership

The High Court today came up with a split

order on a ruling asking under what authority Nizam Uddin Hazari remains a member of the Jatiya Sangsad (JS).

A High Court division bench comprising Justice Md Emdadul Huq and Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan came up with order, where the senior judge declared Hazari's JS membership illegal, while the other judge scraped the writ filed in this regard.

Barrister Shafique Ahmed and advocate Nurul Islam Shujon defended the Feni-2 lawmaker before the court, while advocates Kamrul Islam Siddiqui and Satya Ranjan Mondol stood for the petitioner.

Sakhawat Hossain Bhuiyan, a former leader of Feni district unit of Jubo League filed a writ challenging the legitimacy of Hazari's portfolio as a lawmaker after a newspaper report brought into light the fact that Hazari allegedly took refuge in forgery in getting early release from jail.

The High Court on June 8, 2014, issued the rule upon the government, the Election Commission and Hazari to explain in four weeks why Feni-2 constituency should not be declared vacant.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)