Government Policy

SC clears way for GCC Mayor Mannan to resume office

DHAKA, May 31, 2017 (BSS) - The Supreme Court (SC) today dismissed an appeal of the state against the High Court order that had stayed the suspension order against Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) Mayor MA Mannan.

"After today's order, there is no legal bar for him to resume his office as Mayor," said Mannan's counsel advocate Abu Hanif.

A four-member Appellate Division bench headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the order after holding hearing on the state plea.

Mannan was suspended for the second time on April 18, 2016, for criminal case against him. Accepting a plea of Mannan, against the government order, the High Court on April 13, 2017, stayed the suspension order for the second time.

The state filed an appeal against that High Court order and the apex court subsequently dismissed that today.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)