The High Court yesterday directed the authorities concerned to remove the Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) and the Officer in Charge (OC) of Saghata from all the election duties of Gaibandha-5 (Saghata-Phulchari) constituency of the 12th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) polling to be held on January 7.
A High Court division bench comprising of Justice M Iqbal Kabir and Justice SM Maniruzzaman passed the order here.
Petitioner’s Lawyer Barrister ABM Altaf Hossain informed the journalists about the court order.
The HC also asked all the presiding officers and assistant presiding officers who were involved in duties in the by-elections on January 4, last year, to remain abstain from all the duties related to the upcoming JS election of this constituency.
The order came following a writ petition, filed by independent candidate Farzana Bhubli , also a daugh-ter of deceased former Deputy Speaker of the Parliament Fazle Rabbi Miah, accused of biasness of the officials in the elections.
Former Chatra League President Mahmud Hasan Ripon is now a member of parliament of the ruling Awami League of the constituency.