Dhaka, Feb 27 – The High Court (HC) Division yesterday fixed March 1 for delivering its verdict, disposing the rule issued on the legality of holding the post of MP by Nizam Uddin Hazari.
The bench of Justice Md Abu Zafar Siddiqi came up with the order after hearing over the rule on Tuesday.Barrister Shafique Ahmed and Nurul Islam Sujon moved the case on behalf of Nizam Hazari while Kamrul Islam and Satya Ranjan Mondal stood for the petition in the apex court.Earlier, the case was enlisted in the cause list of the single bench of Justice Md Abu Zafar Siddiqi on February 6. Later, hearing was held in the case. Advocate Satya Ranjan Mondal said the court fixed March 1 for its verdict after hearing was completed on Tuesday.The High Court delivered split verdict on the writ petition that challenged the legality of Nizam Hazari’s membership of the parliament. Earlier, Senior Judge of the High Court bench, Justice Md Emdadul Huq, declared Hazari’s parliament membership illegal accepting the writ petition.But, Junior Judge of the High Court bench, Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan, rejected the petition which implies that he declared the Jatiya Sangsad membership legal. Later, the bench sent the writ petition along with the split verdict to the Chief Justice and the CJ constituted a single High Ckourt bench for disposal of the writ petition. Later, several single benches of High Court felt embarrassed in connection with the case.Shakhawat Hossain Bhuiyan, a Jubo League leader of Feni, filed the petition with the High Court on June 8, 2014 praying to the court to declare Nizam, an AL lawmaker of Feni-2 constituency, disqualified for contesting in the parliamentary polls and holding the office as a lawmaker for his alleged forgery in getting early release from the jail in a criminal case.(Special Correspondent)