HS stays suspension of another 41 BGB’s FF gazette...

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HS stays suspension of another 41 BGB’s FF gazette

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 08:01 PM, 5 August 2020  

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The High Court on Wednesday has postponed the cancellation of gazette notifications of another 41 people out of the 1,134 freedom fighters of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB). Earlier, the court had stayed the order for 119 people.

A virtual bench of the High Court led by Justice Sahidul Karim passed the order of staying the proceedings. Barrister Abdul Qayyum was heard for the petition in the court. 

He said the aggrieved people had filed a writ petition as the cancellation of the gazette was not legal. The court on Wednesday stayed the gazette notification over the writ hearing of 41 people until the regular court opened.

41 people from different districts including Md. Tofazzal Hossain of Puran Baushia village in Munshiganj’s Gazaria Upazila filed the writ petition.

On June 7, the government canceled the gazette of 1134 BGB members Gazette says, in accordance with Section 7 (i) of the National Freedom Fighters Council (NFFC) Act, 2002, following with the recommendation of the National Freedom Fighters Council based on the powers conferred on Rule 5 of Schedule 41 of 1 of the Rules of Business 1996, in accordance with the decision of 66th council of NFFC, the gazette published in the name of 1134 freedom fighters who joined Border Guard Bangladesh after the Liberation War (December 16, 1971) is canceled.

Earlier on July 7, the High Court had stayed the proceedings for 119 people. Besides, the Court also suspended the gazette of retired Habildar Mohammad Abu Taher of Nabinagar in Brahmanbaria in the case in this context.