The High Court has stayed till tomorrow the joining of newly appointed principal of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College Professor Fouzia Raozan.
The court today asked Deputy Attorney General Amit Das Gupta to ensure that Fouzia does not join the post of the principal till 11:00am tomorrow.
The High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice MD Khairul Alam passed the order while hearing a writ petition filed by Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Eunus Ali Akond challenging Fouzia’s appointment.
In the petition, he said that the governing body of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College is the authority to appoint its principal whereas the government has authority to appoint the teachers.
But the government has illegally appointed Fouzia as the principal of the institution on September 15 though it has no jurisdiction to do so as per relevant rules and regulations, he said in the petition.
During the hearing, DAG Amit Das Gupta told the court that he will place before the HC the relevant law under which the government has appointed Fouzia as the principal of the institute.
Later, the court passed the order and adjourned hearing of the writ petition till 11:00am tomorrow.
In 2018, principal Nazneen Ferdous and two other teachers of the institution were removed over the suicide of Aritry Adhikari, a student of the school.
Later, the authorities concerned of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College appointed its assistant professor Hasina Begum acting principal.