The High Court has suspended an order that had asked chairman of Jatiya Party GM Quader to refrain from party activities.
The HC bench of Justice Sheikh Abdul Awal issued a ruling in this regard on Tuesday.
The HC bench issued the order following a revision petition filed by GM Quader challenging the lower court’s order.
Lawyer Sheikh Muhammad Sirajul Islam represented the Jatiya Party chief in the court, while Deputy Attorney General Shahida Khatun, Assistant Attorney Generals Kohinur Akhter Lucky and Sabina Parveen represented the state.
GM Quader’s lawyer Sheikh Muhammad Sirajul Islam told the media that as a result of the High Court’s order, there is no more obstacle for GM Quader to perform his duties as chairman of the Jatiya Party.
On October 4, Jatiya Party’s expelled leader and former MP Ziaul Haque Mridha filed a case seeking an order refraining GM Quader from performing the party activities. Mridha, also a former adviser to the Jatiya Party chairman, was removed from the party on September 17.
In view of the plaintiff’s application, a Dhaka court on October 31 imposed a temporary ban on all party activities of GM Quader.
Later, Sheikh Sirajul Islam, Kalim Ullah Majumdar and several other lawyers applied on behalf of GM Quader. The petition sought revocation of the ban order on GM Quader from serving as the chairman of the party as per the constitution.
However, an appeal was filed in the district judge’s court for a hearing on the application. The district judge court on November 16 rejected the application, upholding the court’s order. The district judge court also set November 30 for the submission of reply in writing by GM Quader and holding further hearing on the matter.
Later, GM Quader filed a revision petition in the High Court challenging the Dhaka court’s injunction order.