Injunction on newly elected JCD body
A Dhaka court on Monday issued an ad interim injunction on functioning of the newly elected committee of Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), the student front of BNP.
At the same time the court issued a seven-day show cause notice to newly elected JCD president Fazlur Rahman Khokon and general secretary Iqbal Hosen Shyamol.
Judge Nusrat Jahan Bithi of the Fourth Assistant Judge's Court of Dhaka passed the order following a petition submitted by the plaintiff, Md Aman Ullah Aman, a former assistant religious affairs secretary of JCD.
In an instant reaction former Dhaka Bar President and also BNP International Relations Secretary, Adv Masud Ahmed Talukder, told the daily Observer that the
order was not passed following due process of the law. As the hearing was held not on a scheduled day, the plaintiff should have served copy of the petition to the defendants. The court also issued the order in behest of an invisible power, the veteran lawyer commented.
He further said that all the defendants of the suit appeared in the court and took time to submit reply on Sunday. The plaintiff, Aman also submitted a petition to make them party in the suit. The court allowed the plaintiff's prayer and issued the order.
Earlier on September 12, the same court issued an ad interim injunction on holding of the council of JCD on September 14.
The court passed the order after Md Aman Ullah Aman, a former assistant religious affairs secretary of JCD, filed a case seeking a permanent injunction on the holding of the council.
In his plaint, Aman Ullah said that he had earlier purchased a nomination form for contesting for the post of the president of the JCD but the election commission of the council cancelled his nomination paper without any reasonable ground.
On September 19, Fazlur Rahman Khokon has been elected president and Iqbal Hossain Shyamol general secretary of the JCD after 27 years through councillors' votes.