The notice on Jatiya Party leader ABM Ruhul Amin Howlader to appear before Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has been stayed for four weeks by the High Court.
The court also issued a rule asking the ACC to explain why the notice issued on Ruhul Amin, on grounds of misappropriating assets, should not be declared illegal.
The High Court 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.
ACC’s lawyer Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan told The Daily Star, Howlader, former general secretary of Jatiya Party, does not need to appear before the commission tomorrow following the stay order.
He said, the HC stayed the ACC’s notice on the ground that the notice stated that Ruhul misappropriated the asset worth around Tk 100 crores influencing bureaucrats and court.
The HC will hear the writ petition after four weeks, he added.
Advocate AM Aminuddin appeared for Ruhul Amin.