The High Court will deliver its verdict on a writ petition challenging the legality of Awami League MP Nizam Uddin Hazari’s parliament membership on Thursday.
According to Satyaranjon Mandal, lawyer for the petitioner, the single bench of Justice Md Abu Zafar Siddique fixed the date after completion of the hearing on Tuesday.
On January 15, the single HC bench of Justice Farid Ahmed sent the petition to the then acting chief justice, citing embarrassment at having to hear the petition.
Later, the acting Chief Justice assigned Justice Md Abu Zafar Siddique for its hearing and disposal.
The hearing has been delayed on eight occasions due to the embarrassment of the High Court, with a split verdict having been delivered once.
A High Court bench delivered the dissenting verdicts on the writ petition on December 6 last year. Senior judge of the bench Justice Md Emdadul Huq declared the election of the Feni-2 constituency MP illegal, while junior judge Justice FRM Nazmul Ahsan rejected the petition.
In 2014, Feni Jubo League leader Shakhawat Hossain Bhuiyan filed the writ petition with the High Court along with a newspaper report from May 10, 2014, stating that Nizam Uddin Hazari had been sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment in an arms case, but was freed from prison two years and 10 months before his jail term had been completed.