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HC releases full text of judgment: UNO's role as upazila CEO illegal

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Update: 2023-05-28 17:55:21
HC releases full text of judgment: UNO's role as upazila CEO illegal

The High Court (HC) today released the full text of its judgment that declared the provision that allows upazila nirbahi officers (UNOs) to perform duties as chief executive officer (CEO) of upazilas, illegal and contradictory to the constitution.

The High Court released the 24-page judgment and it was uploaded on the website of the apex court.

Earlier on March 29, 2023, the High Court division bench of Justice Farah Mahbub and Justice Ahmed Sohel pronounced the judgment, after holding final hearing on two writ petitions filed in this regard.

The Appellate Division, however, stayed the High Court judgment till June 5.

Senior jurist Ajmalul Hossain QC, Barrister Hassan MS Azim, Advocate Md Minhaduzzaman Liton had taken part in the hearing for the writs, while Deputy Attorney General Samarendra Nath Biswas stood for the state.

"The court declared Section 33 of the Upazila Parishad Act, illegal. After this judgment, the decision taken by upazila parishad would be implemented and the UNOs would be accountable to it," Barrister Hassan MS Azim said on that day.

BDST: 1755 HRS, MAY 28, 2023

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