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HC dismisses writ seeking reschedule of polls

Staff Reporter:

The High Court on Wednesday dismissed a writ petition seeking dissolution of parliament and re-announcement of election schedule for holding it under the direct supervision of the military.
The HC bench of Justice Md Iqbal Kabir and Justice Biswajit Debnath passed the order.
Advocate Saidur Rahman stood for the writ petitioner while Attorney General AM Amin Uddin stood for the state. Assistant Attorney General Md Saiful Alam, MMG Sarwar Payel and Tahmina Poly were also present.
The attorney general said that the writ petition was rejected on the ground of maintainability. The court said the petition did not come properly. They filed the writ directly without sending any notice to the Election Commission.
Earlier, on December 10, a newly registered political party, Insaniyat Biplab Bangladesh, filed the writ petition with the High Court seeking dissolution of parliament and rescheduling of the poll under the direct supervision of the army.
Party chairman Imam Hayat filed the writ petition with the High Court. The writ petition sought direc-tives to appoint the army with magistracy power to maintain law and order during the election.
Secretaries to the Law and Justice Division, Legislative Division, Cabinet Secretary and Chief Election Commissioner were made respondents to the rule.
Speaking to after filing the writ petition, Imam Hayat said, “In the last election, we observed that the ruling MPs misused government power in their respective constituencies and used the administration, police and their own armed men to occupy the polling centres and obstruct others from casting their votes.”
On May 8 this year, Insaniyat Biplab Bangladesh got the EC’s registration as a political party following a High Court order. The party’s election symbol is apple.

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