The High Court has questioned the legality of holding office of Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) chairman by Mohammad Iqbal, as a gazette notification was issued for his transfer more than a month ago.
The court issued a rule upon the authorities concerned to explain in four weeks under what capacity and authority Mohammad Iqbal has been functioning as the BCIC chairman despite publication of the gazette notification of his transfer on March 28 under the President’s order with immediate effect.
The bench of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil came up with the rule following a writ petition filed by Zakir Hossain, a former official of BCIC, challenging the legality of holding the office of BCIC chairman by Iqbal.
Secretaries to the ministries of public administration and industries and the BCIC chairman have been made respondents to the rule.
It can be mentioned that the government appointed Additional Secretary Shah Md Aminul Haq as the new BCIC Chairman on March 28.
He joined the ministry on March 30 but could not join his new office as Iqbal did not hand over responsibility.
Advocate Mahmudul Hasan, lawyer of the petitioner, told daily sun that the rule of the writ petition was delivered on April 26.
He said the petition was filed basically challenging holding post by Mohammad Iqbal even after transfer by the government several weeks ago.