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Writ filed challenging legality of fuel price hike

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Published: 12:49, 8 August 2022   Update: 13:15, 8 August 2022
Writ filed challenging legality of fuel price hike

A writ has been filed with the High Court, challenging legality of fuel price hike.

Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Yunus Ali Akand on Monday filed a writ petition with the High Court challenging the legality of fuel price hike.

The bench of Justice Md Mojibur Rahman Mia and Justice Kazi Md Izarul Haq is likely to hear the writ petition.

Responders of the writ are Energy Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Bangladesh Energy Regularity Commission.

The writ has demanded cancellation of the handout issued by Energy and Mineral Resources Division of the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources.

According to the handout, the retail price of diesel at consumer level will be Taka 114 per liter, kerosine at Taka 114 per liter, octane at Taka 135 per liter while petrol at Taka 130 per liter.

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