HC says ACC can’t keep sacked Sharif Uddin's reinstatement application pending
The High Court today said the application submitted by former official of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Md Sharif Uddin, seeking reinstatement of his job cannot be kept pending for indefinite period.
The ACC can review its decision of dismissing Sharif from the service or can reject his application, the HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo said.
The bench said this while hearing a writ petition filed by Sharif, former deputy assistant director of ACC, challenging his dismissal from the job.
The HC bench kept the petition stand over (waiting for hearing) till May 19.
On February 16, ACC sacked Sharif under section 54 (2) of Anti-Corruption Commission (Servants) Service Rules-2008. According to the section, the commission can terminate any officer either issuing 90-days' notice or paying 90-days salary in cash.
On March 13, Sharif filed the writ petition with the HC saying that the commission has violated his constitutional right by applying the section.
He also urged the HC to order the ACC to reinstate him in the service.