On Tuesday, the High Court granted an eight-week anticipatory bail to Faridpur 4 MP Nixon in a case filed for violating the electoral code of conduct
The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has upheld the High Court order that granted anticipatory bail to Faridpur 4 MP Mujibur Rahman Nixon Chowdhury in a case filed by the Election Commission (EC).
Justice Md Nuruzzaman, chamber judge of the Appellate Division, passed the order on Thursday.
Assistant Attorney General M Saiful Alam represented the state, while senior lawyer Baset Mojumder, accompanied by Sayeed Ahmed, stood for Nixon Chowdhury.
Earlier on Tuesday, the High Court granted an eight-week anticipatory bail to Faridpur 4 MP Mujibur Rahman Chowdhury, widely known as Nixon Chowdhury, in a case filed for violating the electoral code of conduct.
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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.
The lawmaker filed the anticipatory bail petition with the High Court Division in the case filed by the EC.
A case was filed against him for violating the electoral code of conduct during the by-polls for electing the chairman for Charbhadrasan upazila parishad in Faridpur.
On October 15, Senior District Election Commission Officer Nauabul Islam filed the case with Charbhadrasan police station.
In the first information report (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 over the arrest of his supporters during the by-polls.
He issued 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 won the election.