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Houses of Speaker and Deputy Speaker in JS area legal: SC

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Update: 2022-08-16 18:51:12
Houses of Speaker and Deputy Speaker in JS area legal: SC

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday (Aug 16) declared the construction of houses for Speaker and deputy Speaker in Jatiya Sangsad (JS) area legal.

The apex court came up with the judgment, allowing a state appeal against the 2004 High Court verdict that had declared the construction of the houses as illegal.

"Appeal is allowed," the three-member apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique said.

"Because of today's judgment, the houses built for speaker and deputy speaker are recognized as legal," said Additional Attorney General Sheikh Mohammad Morshed. 

The construction of the houses started in 2002. Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon filed a writ petition against the construction for allegedly violating the main plan of architect Louis I Kahn. The High Court in 2004 declared the construction as illegal.

The state after that filed its appeal, challenging the High Court verdict.

BDST:1851 HRS, AUG 16, 2022

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