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Candidacy of Obaidul Quader's brother upheld by Appellate Division

  • Shahadat’s nomination paper was cancelled on May 5
  • Polling in the Companiganj upazila on May 29
Update : 23 May 2024, 02:50 PM

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld an order of the High Court, which earlier ordered the concerned authorities to accept the nomination papers of Chairman candidate Shahadat Hossain, brother of Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader, in the upcoming Upazila Parishad election in Companiganj of Noakhali district.

A seven-judge bench led by Senior Justice of the Appellate Division M Enayetur Rahim passed the order.

On May 5, Shahadat Hossain's nomination paper was cancelled by the scrutiny committee due to the alleged concealment of information regarding his income statement in the affidavit. 

Later, Hossain made an appeal against the decision to Deputy Commissioner Dewan Mahbubur Rahman.

On May 9, the deputy commissioner upheld the decision to cancel the nomination paper. Hossain then filed a writ in the High Court challenging this decision.

The High Court ordered the concerned committee to accept his nomination papers on May 14.

Later, another candidate of the polls, Golam Sharif Chowdhury, appealed against the High Court order in the Appellate Division.

Polling will be held in Companiganj, Noakhali Sadar and Begumganj upazilas of Noakhali in the third phase on May 29.

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