Nizam Hazari's MP status

Published:  01:47 AM, 13 November 2017

HC embarrassed to hear plea

A judge of the High Court on Sunday felt embarrassed to hear a writ petition that challenged the legality of parliament membership of ruling Awami League lawmaker Nizam Uddin Hazari.The High Court bench of Justice Md Mozibur Rahman Miah expressed embarrassment to hear the petition over the legality of Nizam holding a parliamentary seat and sent it to the Chief Justice.

The Chief Justice will assign another bench for hearing and disposing of the petition. Earlier, the Chief Justice assigned the single bench of the High Court for final disposal of the writ petition. Advocate Kamrul Haque Siddiqui moved for the petitioner while advocate Yusuf Hossian Humayun for the Nizam Hazari.

On December 6 last year, a HC bench delivered a split verdict on a writ petition challenging the legality of Awami League lawmaker Nizam Uddin Hazari's parliament membership.Senior judge of the bench, Justice Md Emdadul Huq, declared the election of the Feni-2 constituency MP, Nizam Hazari, illegal, while the junior judge of the bench, Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan, rejected the petition.

In 2014, Shakhawat Hossain Bhuiyan, a Juba League leader of Feni, filed the writ petition with the HC, attaching a newspaper report of May 10, 2014, stating that Nizam Uddin Hazari had been awarded 10 years of imprisonment in an arms case, but had been freed from prison two years and 10 months before his jail term was completed.

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