Wednesday, 15 December 2010

HC stays polls of 6 municipals, Dhaka

The High Court on December 15 stayed the process of holding elections of six municipalities – four in Cox's Bazaar, one in Netrakona and another in Madaripur – for one month.
The orders were passed on Wednesday by two separate benches.

The bench of justices A H M Shamsuddin Chowdhury and Sheikh Mohammad Zakir Hossain stayed the municipal election proceedings of Cox's Bazaar Sadar, Teknaf, Chakoria and Moheshkhali municipalities for one month.

The order was given in response to a petition filed by Kartik Chandra Ghosh, a voter from Cox's Bazaar Sadar Upazila.

The petition said there was no transparent and correct voter lists in the municipalities. The schedule of the municipal polls to be held on Jan 19 was announced without updating the voter lists.

Advocate Mansurul Haque Chowdhury argued for the petitioner.

Meanwhile, the bench of justices Mohammad Abdul Wahab Mia and Mohammad Khasruzzaman stayed elections for Mohonganj municipality under Netrakona district for six months.

It was set to be held on Jan 17.

The 31st division bench of justices Mohammad Miftahuddin Rumi and Jahangir Hossain on Wednesday stayed the elections in Madaripur municipality set for Jan 17 for three months.

The order was given upon a petition filed by current mayor Chowdhury Nurul Alam Babu for declaring election schedules without updating the existing voter list.

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