High Court rejects petition challenging actor Farooque's poll candidacy

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26th December, 2018 01:00:26 printer

High Court rejects petition challenging actor Farooque's poll candidacy

 

The High Court today rejected a writ petition challenging parliamentary poll candidacy of actor Akbar Hossain Pathan Farooque.

Farooque is a ruling Awami League candidate for Dhaka 17 constituency.

 

His rival BNP candidate barrister Andalib Rahman Partho filed a writ petition with the High Court challenging legality of the candidacy.

 

A division bench comprising Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam rejected the petition for not being submitted properly. Petitioner's contention is that  Farooq cannot contest polls as he is a loan defaulter.


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