SC to hear Nipun’s appeal challenging HC order on Zayed’s candidacy tomorrow

The Supreme Court today fixed tomorrow (Monday) for hearing an appeal against the High Court order that stayed the Appellate Board’s decision cancelling the candidacy of Zayed Khan and declaring film actress Nipun as the general secretary of Film Artistes’ Association.

The Appellate Division of the SC also asked the lawyers for Nipun to submit the leave to appeal petition before it by tomorrow morning against the HC order.

A full bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique passed the order after Nipun’s principal lawyer Rokanuddin Mahmud said that they have received the certified copy of the HC order and they can file the leave to appeal against the HC order.

Another lawyer for Nipun, Mustafizur Rahman told The Daily Star that the SC chamber judge’s order will remain in force till apex court hearing on the leave to appeal petition.

On February 9, the SC chamber judge stayed till today the HC order that halted the Appellate Board’s decision.

Justice Obaidul Hassan, chamber judge of the Appellate Division, also issued status quo on holing the office of general secretary of the association, saying that nobody can enter the office till further order.

The apex court chamber judge passed the order following a petition filed by actress Nipun challenging the HC order.

Justice Obaidul Hassan also sent the petition to the full bench of the Appellate Division for its hearing today.

Lawyer Ahsanul Karim, accompanied by lawyers Muhammad Yusuf Hossain Humayun and Nahid Sultana Juthi, appeared for Zayed Khan during virtual hearing on the petition today.

On February 8, Nipun filed the petition with the SC through her lawyers challenging the HC order.

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