A High Court judge has felt embarrassed to hear a writ petition that challenged the legality of parliament membership of ruling Awami League leader Nizam Uddin Hazari, UNB reports.
The single HC bench of Justice Farid Ahmed expressed embarrassment to hear the petition over the legality of Nizam holding a parliamentary seat and sent it to the acting Chief Justice on Monday.
The acting Chief Justice will assign another HC bench for hearing and disposing of the petition.
Advocate Satyaranjon Mandal, who moved for the petitioner, said earlier the High Court felt embarrassed to hear the writ petition for seven times and gave split order once after hearing the petition.
On December 6 last year, a HC bench delivered a split verdict on a writ petition challenging the legality of AL MP Nizam Uddin Hazari's parliament membership.
Senior judge of the bench, Justice Md Emdadul Huq, declared the election of the Feni-2 constituency MP, Nizam Hazari, illegal, while the junior judge of the bench, Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan, rejected the petition.
In 2014, Shakhawat Hossain Bhuiyan, a Juba League leader of Feni, filed the writ petition with the HC, attaching a newspaper report of May 10, 2014, stating that Nizam Uddin Hazari had been awarded 10 years of imprisonment in an arms case, but had been freed from prison two years and 10 months before his jail term was completed.