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Nirmal Barman

Published:
2018-05-07 14:41:10 BdST

Writ filed challenging HC order on Gazipur polls


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A writ petition was filed with the High Court on Monday challenging its Sunday’s order staying Gazipur City Corporation election for three months.

BNP mayoral candidate Md Hasan Uddin Sarker filed the petition.

A chamber judge will hear the petition in the afternoon, said Hasan Uddin’s lawyer Sagir Hossain Leon.

The HC on Sunday stayed Gazipur City Corporation election for three months which was scheduled to be held on May 15.

It also issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why the inclusion of six moujas of Dhaka district into GCC should not be declared illegal.

The government on January 16, 2013 published a gazette incorporating six moujas of Shimulia union of Savar district (South Boroibari, Domna, Shibrampur, West Panishail, South Panishail and Domnag) under Gazipur City Corporation but according to law, GCC was formed with Gazipur and Tongi municipalities.

ABM Azharul Islam Suruj, Shimulia union parishad chairman of Savar, filed the writ on Sunday morning challenging the legality of the gazette as the Election Commission announced the election schedule incorporating six moujas of Dhaka district, which is illegal.

Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda announced the election schedule for Gazipur and Khulna city corporations on March 31.

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