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HC asks EC to register Huda’s Trinamool BNP
The High Court on Sunday directed the Election Commission to immediately register former minister Nazmul Huda-led Trinamool BNP as a political party.
A bench of Justice Tariq ul Hakim and Justice Md Shohrowardi issued the directive after disposing of a writ petition filed by Nazmul Huda, also a Supreme Court lawyer, challenging the legality of denying the registration to Trinamool BNP.
The bench declared as illegal the EC’s on June 14 decision rejecting Nazmul Huda’s application seeking the registration.
Nazmul Huda, also a founding leader of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, hit newspapers’ headline recently after he filed a bribery case against former Chief Justice SK Sinha, who was forced to resign for delivering 16th Amendment verdict against the government.
On November 20, 2016, Nazmul Huda, announced the ‘Trinamool BNP’ (grassroots BNP), saying the Khaleda Zia-led BNP is now a ‘failed party’.
On November 8, 2017, the High Court reduced Nazmul Huda’s jail term to four years from seven years, finding him guilty of taking Tk 2.40 crore in bribe from owners of two construction firms in 2005.
It had also reduced the jail term of Huda’s wife Sigma Huda, also human rights activist.
The court had also directed Nazmul Huda to surrender to the trial court in 45 days after receiving the verdict.
Nazmul Huda said that he could not surrender to the trial court since the High Court was yet to release full verdict.