Friday, 28 January 2011

SC clears way for polls to 4 municipalities

The Supreme Court yesterday (January 24) cleared the way of holding elections to four municipalities of Cox's Bazar scheduled for January 27.

The municipalities are Cox's Bazar sadar, Teknaf, Chakaria and Moheshkhali.
A three-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice ABM Khairul Haque came up with the ruling in response to a petition for vacating the chamber judge's order.
The chamber judge had vacated a High Court order staying the process for holding elections to the municipalities.
The Election Commission rescheduled the polls for January 27 after the chamber judge on December 19 last year stayed the HC order following an appeal filed by the government.
Kartik Das Gupta, a voter of Cox's Bazar, filed the petition with the SC the following day for vacating the chamber judge's order.
Barrister Rafique-ul Huq appeared for the petitioner, while Additional Attorney General MK Rahman and Assistant Attorney General Ekramul Haque stood for the government
Daily Star

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