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MP Nixon gets 8-week anticipatory bail in Election Commission case

  • Published at 02:55 pm October 20th, 2020
Nixon Chowdhury
Faridpur 4 MP Mujibur Rahman Nixon Chowdhury addresses a press conference at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

On October 15, the case was filed with Charbhadrasan police station in Faridpur

The High Court has granted an eight-week anticipatory bail to Faridpur 4 MP Mujibur Rahman Chowdhury, widely known as Nixon Chowdhury, in a case filed for violating electoral code of conduct. 

The bench of Justice Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain and Justice KM Zahid Sarwar on Tuesday passed the order after hearing a petition filed by the independent lawmaker on Sunday, confirmed Supreme Court lawyer Dr Shahdeen Malik, who argued for MP Nixon.

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The lawmaker filed the anticipatory bail petition with the High Court Division in a case filed by the Election Commission.

The case was filed against him for violating electoral code of conduct during the by-polls to the post of chairman of Charbhadrasan Upazila Parishad in Faridpur.

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On October 15, Senior District Election Commission Officer Nauabul Islam filed the case with Charbhadrasan police station.

In the FIR of the case, legal action was sought against the member of parliament under Upazila Parishad Electoral Code 2013 and Upazila Parishad Electoral Code of Conduct 2016.

Nixon reportedly threatened the deputy commissioner (DC) and the assistant commissioner (land) of Faridpur district over the arrest of his supporters during the by-polls.

He gave the threat at a victory rally held in front of Charbhadrasan Upazila Awami League office after Awami League candidate and the upazila unit Awami League General Secretary Md Kawsar Hossain (boat symbol) won the election.