DHAKA: The Supreme Court Sunday directed disposing of the High Court rule on the petition for staying the suspension order of six UP chairmen of Biswanath upazila in Sylhet for three months.
The full bench of Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice M Mozammel Hossain passed the order.
On July 4, the High Court stayed suspension order issued by Local Government Ministry against six UP chairmen of Biswanath upazila of Sylhet for three months.
The court also issued a rule upon the government and authorities concerned to explain within four weeks why the suspension order against the chairmen “should not be declared illegal”.
Secretary of LGRD Ministry, Deputy Secretary (Local government Department) of the ministry, Sylhet Deputy Commissioner, Biswanath UNO and Biswanath Union Panel Chairman-1 M Rahmat Ali were made respondent to the rule.
Barrister Moudud Ahmad, Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon and Advocate Nazmul Huda stood for the chairmen while Deputy Attorney General Amit Talukder for the state.
On April 23, local government ministry suspended them temporarily over cases filed against them for their alleged involvement in the clashes between hartal supporters and police.
Earlier, two persons were shot to death and at least 30 people, including cops, injured in a fierce clash between police and hartal supporters in Biswanath Bazar area of Sylhet, the home place of missing BNP leader M Ilias Ali.
Following the incident, the LGRD ministry’s Local government Department filed separate cases against seven Upazila chairmen. Later, the chairmen were suspended from their offices.
The suspended persons are Biswanath UP chairman M Jalal Uddin, Lamakazi UP chairman Kabir Hossain, Khazanchi UP Chairman Nizam Uddin Siddique, Doulatpur UP Abbas Ali, Deokolash UP Chairman Tahid Mia, Alonkari UP chairman M Lilu Mia and Dasghar UP chairman Shafic Uddin Ahmad.
BDST: 1655 HRS, JUL 15, 2012
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