Aziz Co-operative fined Tk 10 lakh for wasting HC’s time
Published : 26 Feb 2021, 16:26
The High Court (HC) on Wednesday fined Aziz Co-operative Commerce and Finance Credit Society Limited Tk 10 lakh, for wasting the HC’s time by not operating a writ petition after filing it. The bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Mohi Uddin Shamim passed the order.
Aziz Co-operative has been asked to pay the money within three months, said Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik, who stood for the state.
In 2017, Aziz Co-operative chairman Md Tajul Islam filed the writ petition seeking directives for no cases to be filed against the entity without the approval of the Cooperative Department registrar.
On May 8, 2017, HC did issue a rule to this effect, directing that no case should be filed against Aziz Co-operative, for the writ petitioner to be spared any harassment and that no negative news on them be published without proper investigation.
The HC was scheduled to hear the writ petition on Wednesday as it was on the cause list; but the petitioner said he was not willing to operate the writ any further.
Advocate Md Tariqul Islam stood for the Aziz Co-operative, Advocate Khurshid Alam represented the Anti-Corruption Commission and advocate Ajmalul Hossain for the Bangladesh Bank.
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