Tuesday, 21 December 2010

SC clears way for holding polls in five pourashava

The Supreme Court yesterday (December 19) cleared the way for holding elections to five municipalities in Cox's Bazar and Magura to be held on January 18.

Chamber judge of the Appellate Division stayed for six weeks the High Court orders that stayed the process for holding elections to Cox's Bazar Sadar, Chakoria, Moheshkhali and Teknaf in Cox's Bazar, and Magura Sadar pourasavas.

The judge passed the stay orders following two separate petitions recently filed by the government for staying the HC orders.

The court also asked the government to file regular leave to appeal petitions with the apex court against the HC orders within this six weeks' period.

Following two separate writ petitions, the HC on December 14 and 15 stayed the process for holding elections to the five municipalities on different grounds.

Additional Attorney General MK Rahman and Assistant Attorney General Ekramul Haque Tutul appeared for the government while Advocate Munsurul Hoque Chowdhury stood for the petitioners.Source

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