HC clears way for Tabith to participate in city polls

BNP`s Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayoral candidate Tabith Awal. file photo

The High Court Monday turned down a petition seeking cancellation of BNP’s mayoral candidate for Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Tabith Awal’s nomination, clearing the way for Tabith’s participation in the upcoming election, reports news agency UNB.The HC bench of justice JBM Hasan and justice MD Khairul Alam rejected the writ petition.

Earlier on Sunday, retired judge of Appellate Division AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhur yManik filed the writ petition with the HC bringing allegation of concealing wealth information in the election affidavit.

The petitioner said that the election commission and the other concerned have been made respondents to the writ.

Earlier, the retired judge met election commissioner Md Rafiqul Islam on 23 January afternoon and demanded cancellation of Tabith’s nomination. He also submitted a written complaint.

The petitioner told reporters on the day that ‘Tabith along two others has shares in NFM Energy (Singapore) private company limited. Tabith did not mention it in his affidavit.”

As the EC did not take any action as per his complaint, he filed the writ with the HC, said the former judge.