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HC rejects writ over election schedule

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Published: 13:17, 11 December 2023   Update: 13:21, 11 December 2023
HC rejects writ over election schedule

The High Court on Monday (December 11) rejected a writ petition filed by a lawyer challenging the legality of 12th general election scheduled.

The HC bench of Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam and Justice Md Atabullah passed the order after the hearing.

Advocate Md Yunus Ali Akanda moved for the petitioner while, Attorney General Abu Mohammad (AM) Amin Uddin, Additional Attorney General Sheikh Mohammad (SK) Morshed, Additional Attorney General Barrister Mohammad Mehedi Hasan Chowdhury stood for the state.

Earlier on October 29, Supreme Court lawyer Yunus Ali Akand filed the writ challenging the legality of the election schedule announced for the 12th Parliament by fixing the polling date on January 7 in 2024, while the 11th Parliament is still in force. Seven individuals, including the chief election commissioner, have been named as defendants in the writ.