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HC verdict on Nizam Hazari's JS membership deferred again

DHAKA, Aug 23, 2016 (BSS) - The High Court today deferred till August 30 the pronouncement of judgement on a ruling asking under what authority Nizam Uddin Hazari remains a member of the Jatiya Sangsad (JS).

A High Court division bench comprising Justice Md Emdadul Huq and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir reset the date after holding hearing on documents on how many days the Feni-2 lawmaker passed behind the bars in an arms case.

Barrister Shafique Ahmed and advocate Nurul Islam Shujon defended the Feni-2 lawmaker before the court, while advocates Kamrul Islam Siddiqui and Satya Ranjan Mondol stood for the petitioner.

Sakhawat Hossain Bhuiyan, a former leader of Feni district unit of Jubo League filed a writ challenging the legitimacy of Hazari's portfolio as a lawmaker after a newspaper report brought into light the fact that Hazari allegedly took refuge in forgery in getting early release from jail.

The High Court on June 8, 2014, issued the rule upon the government, the Election Commission and Hazari to explain in four weeks why Feni-2 constituency should not be declared vacant.

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