Nixon Chowdhury's bail also upheld by Chamber Judge Court
Published : Thursday, 22 October, 2020 at 5:15 PM Count : 432
The Chamber Judge Court of the Appellate Division has not stayed the bail given by the High Court to independent lawmaker from Faridpur-4 constituency Mujibur Rahman Chowdhury Nixon in a case filed on charges of violating the election code of conduct during Charbhadrasan upazila parishad by-election.
As a result, the eight-week anticipatory bail granted to Nixon Chowdhury by the High Court will remain effective.
The judge court of Justice Md Nuruzzaman in an order on Thursday declined to stay Nixon Chowdhury's bail after the lawyer representing the state moved a petition seeking to stay Nixon Chowdhury's bail.
Assistant Attorney General Md Saiful Alam argued against the bail given by High Court to Nixon Chowdhury.
On October 20, a High Court division bench of Justice Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain and Justice KM Zahid Sarwar Kajol granted an eight-week anticipatory bail to Nixon Chowdhury.
Senior District Election Commission Officer Nauabul Islam filed the case with Charbhadrasan Police Station on October 15 against the lawmaker alleging violation of the election code of conduct. However, Nixon Chowdhury has been claiming that he did not violate the code of conduct.
Granting anticipatory bail, the High Court bench also gave some conditions that he will not misuse the privilege of his bail, he will assist the investigation officer in inquiring into the case and will not intimidate any witness of the case and the local administration.
Nixon reportedly threatened the deputy commissioner (DC) and the assistant commissioner (land) of Faridpur district over the arrest of his supporters during the Charbhadrashan by-polls.
He gave the threat at a victory rally held in front of Charbhadrasan Upazila Awami League office after Awami League candidate and the upazila unit Awami League General Secretary Md Kawsar Hossain (boat symbol) won the election.