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HC: Nizam Hazari's MP status legal

  • Published at 01:20 pm March 1st, 2018
HC: Nizam Hazari's MP status legal
The High Court has declared the parliament membership of Awami League MP Nizam Uddin Hazari legal. The single bench of Justice Md Abu Zafar Siddique gave the verdict on Thursday, rejecting the writ petition filed challenging the legality of his parliament membership. Advocate Satyaranjon Mandal, lawyer of the petitioner, said on February 27, the same bench set today (Thursday) for delivering the verdict. On January 15, the single High Court bench of Justice Farid Ahmed felt embarrassed to hear the petition and sent it to the then acting Chief Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah. Later, the acting chief justice assigned Justice Md Abu Zafar Siddique for hearing and disposing of the petition.
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The High Court felt embarrassed for eight times to hear the writ petition and gave split orders once after hearing the pleas. On December 6, 2017, a High Court bench delivered the dissenting verdicts on the writ petition challenging the legality of Nizam Hazari's parliament membership. Senior judge of the bench Justice Md Emdadul Huq declared the election of the Feni 2 constituency illegal while junior judge Justice FRM Nazmul Ahsan rejected the petition. In 2014, Shakhawat Hossain Bhuiyan, a Jubo League leader of Feni, filed the writ petition with the High Court attaching a newspaper report of May 10, 2014, stating that Nizam Uddin Hazari had been awarded 10 years' imprisonment in an arms case, but had been freed from prison two years and 10 months before his jail term was completed.