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High Court order on Jahangir’s mayor post April 4

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Published: 12:20, 30 March 2023   Update: 12:58, 30 March 2023
High Court order on Jahangir’s mayor post April 4

The High Court will deliver an order April 4 on a writ petition challenging the legality of the decision of suspending Mohammad Jahangir Alam from the post of Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) mayor.

A bench of Justice Zafar Ahmed and Justice Md Bashir Ullah fixed the date on Thursday after the state’s lawyer sought time.

At the courtroom, Advocate MK Rahman and Barrister Belayet Hossain stood for the petitioner while Deputy Attorney General Nowroz Md Russell Chowdhury represented the state.

Earlier after concluding hearing on the writ petition filed by Jahangir Alam, the court fixed to deliver its order on March 30 (Thursday).

In September 2021, videos of Jahangir making derogatory comments on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the martyred freedom fighters of the Liberation War at a program went viral on social media.

In a meeting held on November 19 of that year, the ruling Awami League expelled Jahangir Alam from his position in the party over the incident, which was followed by his suspension as GCC mayor by the local government ministry a few days later over various allegations.

Later, Jahangir Alam filed a writ petition and the High Court issued a rule asking why the decision of the LGRD ministry suspending Jahangir from the mayoral post will not be declared illegal.