Update December 26, 2018

Dhaka 6-25 am, 11-August, 2020

Writ seeking cancellation of Farooque’s candidacy scrapped

Mirajul Moin Joy

The High Court (HC) today scrapped a writ which challenged Election Commission’s (EC’s) decision allowing nomination paper of veteran actor Akbar Hossain Pathan, better known as Farooque.

A High Court division bench comprising Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam binned the writ, saying the plea was ‘not pressed’.

Bangladesh Jatiya Party candidate Andalib Rahman Partha, who is contesting from the same Dhaka-17 constituency like Farooque, had filed the writ.

Advocate Ahsanul Karim moved the writ for Partha, while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam, aided by deputy attorney general Motahar Hossain Saju, stood for the state.

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