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SC clears way for FBCCI election

  • Published at 12:33 am April 26th, 2019
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The apex court has stayed a High Court ruling that barred the biennial election

The Supreme Court has stayed a High Court ruling that halted the biennial election of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI), clearing the way for the election to be held on Saturday.

A three-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain issued the order on Thursday after hearing a petition filed by the FBCCI seeking a stay on the High Court order, reports UNB.

Now there is no legal bar for holding the election, the FBCCI's legal team said.

On April 18, the High Court stayed the process for holding the election to the post of FBCCI director, following a writ filed by former FBCCI director Bazlur Rahman.

He filed the writ as the appellate board of the FBCCI cancelled his candidacy for being a loan defaulter.

Later, the FBCCI filed the petition with the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the order.

On February 5, FBCCI's election board announced the election schedule.