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HC questions legality of committee to verify Freedom fighters

DHAKA, Jan 23, 2017 (BSS) - The High Court today issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain in two weeks as to why the court shall not declare the committee formed by Jatio Muktijoddha Council (Jamuka) to verify and make a list of real Freedom Fighters, illegal.

A High Court division bench comprising Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice JBM Hassan issued the rule, asking officials including secretary to Ministry of Liberation War Affairs and director general of Jamuka to answer the rule.

"The court came up with the order following a writ petition filed by nine Freedom Fighters," said advocate Hasnat Qaium, counsel of the complainants, told the newsmen.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)