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HC clears way for Tabith to participate in election

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HC clears way for Tabith to participate in election

HC clears way for Tabith to participate in election

The High Court Monday turned down a petition seeking cancellation of BNP's mayoral candidate for Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Tabith Awal’s nomination, clearing the way for Tabith’s participation in the upcoming election.

The HC bench of Justice JBM Hasan and Justice MD Khairul Alam rejected the writ petition, UNB reports.

Earlier on Sunday, Retired judge of Appellate division AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhur yManik filed the  writ petition with the HC bringing allegation of concealing wealth information in the election affidavit.

The petitioner said that the Election Commission and the other concerned have been made respondents to the writ.

Earlier, the retired judge met election commissioner MdRafiqul Islam on January 23 afternoon and demanded cancellation of Tabith’s nomination. He also submitted a written complaint.

The petitioner told  reporters on the day that ‘Tabith along two others has shares in NFM Energy (Singapore) private company limited. Tabith did not mention it in his affidavit.”

As the EC did not take any action as per his complaint, he filed the writ with the HC, said the former judge.


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