Thursday, 5 February 2009

livestock minister sued for poll offence

THE district election office yesterday sued Fisheries and Livestock Minister Abdul Latif Biswas, his daughter and some local Awami League (AL) leaders for violating the code of conduct in January 22 upazila polls. (Full Report)
Nitish Chandra Dey, Sirajganj district election officer-1, filed the case with the additional chief judicial magistrate's court under section 88 of the conduct of election rules on charges of flouting sections 14 and 15 of the code of conduct for upazila election.
The court ordered a judicial probe into the matter. It also directed the authorities concerned to produce witnesses before it on February 16, 19 and 22.
According to electoral rules, the minister and his co-accused face two to seven years in prison and fine, if convicted of the offence.

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