The High Court on Monday rejected a writ petition that challenged the legality of the chief election commissioner and four other election commissioners.
The bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal rejected the petition considering the petition was not moved properly. “Not placed,” said a High Court division bench.
It moves any bar on the election commissioners and chief election commissioner to discharge their duties, Deputy Attorney General Ekramul Haque Tutul told media.
During Monday’s hearing, he told the court the petition was moved intentionally to frustrate the upcoming general election, scheduled for December 30.
The election commissioners, including the chief election commissioner, were appointed on November 15, 2016.
But one Delwar Hossain filed the writ on November 26, making chief election commissioner, four election commissioners, law secretary and election commission secretary as respondents. The writ also sought cancellation of the gazette notification issued while appointing the commissioners.
Advocate Eusuf Ali stood for the pleader on Monday, while deputy attorney general Ekramul Haque Tutul moved the case for the state. After hearing both the parties, the High Court binned the writ.