23 May 2024, 14:10
Update : 23 May 2024, 14:20

SHahadat Hossain's candidacy upheld by Appellate Division

Dhaka, May 23, 2024 (BSS) -The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court today
upheld an order of the High Court, which earlier ordered the concerned
authorities to accept the nomination papers of Chairman candidate Shahadat
Hossain, in the upcoming Upazila Parishad elections of Companiganj of
Noakhali district.

A 7-judge bench led by Senior Justice of the Appellate Division M Enayetur
Rahim passed the order today.

On May 5, Shahadat Hossain's nomination paper was cancelled by the scrutiny
committee due to alleged concealment of information regarding his income
statement in the affidavit. Later, Hossain made an appeal against the
decision to Deputy Commissioner Dewan Mahbubur Rahman .

On May 9, the DC upheld the decision to cancel the nomination paper. Hossain
then filed a writ in the High Court challenging this decision.

The High Court ordered the concerned committee to accept his nomination
papers on May 14.

Later, another candidate of the polls, Golam Sharif Chowdhury, made an appeal
against the High Court order in the Appellate Division.

Polling will be held in Companiganj, Noakhali Sadar and Begumganj upazilas of
Noakhali in the third phase on May 29.

  • Latest News
  • Most View