The High Court (HC) yesterday stayed the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) notice served on Jatiya Party leader ABM Ruhul Amin Howlader, asking him to appear before the commission on April 4.
The court also issued a rule asking the ACC to explain why the notice should not be declared illegal.
The bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice SM Kuddus Zaman passed the order and issued the rule following a writ petition filed by Ruhul Amin, challenging the legality of the notice.
Deputy Director of the anti-graft watchdog Syed Ahmed issued the notice on March 28, asking Ruhul Amin to appear before ACC on April 4, ACC lawyer Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan told The Daily Star.
Following the HC order, Ruhul Amin, also former general secretary of Jatiya Party, does not need to appear before the commission today, the lawyer added.
Contacted, Barrister Mahbub Shafique, a lawyer for Ruhul Amin, said that HC stayed the notice as its language was inappropriate.
Moreover, the commission had issued a similar notice to Ruhul Amin earlier, he added.
Advocate AM Aminuddin appeared for Ruhul Amin.