Saturday, 2 April 2011

HC extends stay order on Alamgir JS membership

The High Court (HC) on Monday (March 14) extended its earlier order that stayed the Election Commission's decision declaring the parliamentary seat of Awami League leader Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir vacant.

This court on September 26 last year stayed for six months the EC's decision, and also issued a rule upon the EC to explain why its gazette notification vacating the parliamentary seat of Alamgir should not be declared illegal.

The bench comprised of Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury Manik and Justice Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain extended its order till disposal of the rule following a petition by the AL lawmaker seeking extension of the stay order.
The Supreme Court on July 15 upheld an HC order that had declared legal the EC's decision to cancel Alamgir's candidature for the 2008 parliamentary election.
The EC on September 22 declared the seat vacant following the SC verdict. The commission had cancelled Alamgir's candidature as he was convicted and sentenced to 13 years in prison in a graft case.
Daily Star 

No comments:

Post a Comment