Writ seeks cancellation of Tabith’s nomination


A writ petition was filed with High Court on Sunday seeking cancellation of BNP's mayor candidate Tabith Awal’s nomination bringing allegation of concealing wealth information in election affidavit, reports UNB.

Retired judge of Appellate division AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury Manik filed the petition with the concerned bench.

The hearing on the writ is likely to be held in the bench of justice JBM Hasan and justice MD Khairul Alam on Monday.

The petitioner said that the election commission and 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.