SC stays HC stay order on BNP contestant's conviction
Published : 01 Dec 2018, 13:23
The Chamber Judge of the Supreme Court on Saturday stayed a High Court order that had allowed a convicted person to contest the upcoming national election.
Appellate Division Chamber Judge Justice Hasan Foez Siddique came up with the stay order after hearing a petition filed by the state.
The Chamber Judge also sent the petition to a regular bench. The hearing on the petition will be held in a full bench of the Appellate Division on Sunday.
On Thursday, the High Court stayed the conviction and sentence of BNP candidate from Jashore-2 constituency Sabira Sultana in a graft case, clearing the way for her to participate in the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
Later, the state filed the petition challenging the order on Saturday.
On July 12 last, the Special Judge Court-7 awarded six-year imprisonment to Sabira Sultana, former chairman of Jhikargachha upazila parishad, and fined her Tk 5,000 in the case filed for amassing wealth illegally.
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