Writ seeking cancellation of new EC rejected

সোমবার, ১৩ ফেব্রুয়ারী ২০১৭

13 February 2017 The High Court today summarily rejected a writ petition filed challenging the legality of formation of the new Election Commission.

The bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Mohammad Ullah passed the rejection order saying that the president has authority to form election commission with retired persons under the constitution.

Petitioner Eunus Ali Akond told The Daily Star that he would move an appeal before the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court against the High Court rejection order.

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The writ petition was filed yesterday with the High Court seeking its orders upon the government to cancel the gazette notification on the formation of new EC.

Advocate Eunus Ali Akond, a Supreme Court lawyer, submitted the petition, also praying for a stay order on the oath taking programme of the chief election commissioner and other EC members.

In the petition, Akond said no retired person can be reappointed as per the Public Servants (Retirement) Act 1974. But the government has appointed retired persons as EC chief and members, violating the law.

President Abdul Hamid appointed former secretary KM Nurul Huda as chief election commissioner in line with a constitutional provision, according to a gazette notification issued on February 6.

The president also appointed four election commissioners.


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