Update November 26, 2018

Dhaka 2-42 pm, 09-May, 2021

Writ filed challenging recruitment of CEC, 4 commissioners

Mirajul Moin Joy

A writ has been filed with the High Court challenging the legality of the recruitment of the chief election commissioner and four other commissioners.

Lawyer Delwar Hossain on Monday filed the writ with the concerned bench of the HC.

The hearing is likely to be held at the bench of justice Mainul Islam Chowdhury and justice Md Ashraful Kamal.

The chief election commissioner, four other commissioners, the law secretary and the secretary to election commission secretariat have been made respondents.

Lawyer of the petitioner Yusuf Ali said that there is clear direction in section 118 of the constitution about formation of election commission but it was not followed during recruitment of the current CEC and the four commissioners.

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