Quader Siddiqui’s plea paused for 2 weeks
07 February 2016, Nirapad News: The chamber judge postponed the plea of Quader Siddiqui for two weeks, which sought stay of a High Court order that turned down his appeal against the cancelation of his candidacy in Tangail-4 by-election.
Justice Hassan Faiz Siddiqui issued the order on Sunday. The Krishak Sramik Janata League president moved the chamber judge of the Appellate Division after a High Court bench rejected his petition on February 4.
Siddiqui’s lawyer Ragib Rouf Chowdhury said, “The court stayed hearing on the plea for two weeks asking (us) to file a leave-to-appeal petition by that time.” Election Commission lawyer Muhammad Yasin Khan said, “Stay on the High Court order had been sought. But the court has not stayed the order. It has stood over the plea for two weeks.”
The Commission voided Siddiqui’s candidacy in the parliamentary seat, which fell vacant after his brother Abdul Latif Siddiqui resigned, on grounds that he had defaulted on repayment of loans taken from Agrani Bank. He moved the High Court challenging the Election Commission decision but the court turned down his petition