Mohammedan Sporting Club Ltd. finally received a copy of instructions from a High Court bench, which on August 28 had passed an order for the club to hold their suspended annual general meeting (AGM) after appointing an independent interim president.
“We received a copy of the court’s order yesterday [Wednesday]. The court appointed an independent president who will make all the preparations required for the AGM within eight weeks after consulting with the existing members. He even can bring change and refinement to complete the duty if needed,” said Mohammedan director Sarwar Hossain yesterday.
“The company court appointed Supreme Court Bar Association president AM Amin Uddin as interim president in order to conduct the AGM after director-in-charge of MSC Ltd Lokman Hossain Bhuiyan filed a writ two-and-half years ago to hold the AGM, citing that current president Obaidul Karim could not give time to the club, which also can’t hold an AGM without the president,” added Hossain.
Hossain also informed that the independent president was yet to receive his copy of the court orders till Wednesday and they would invite him to the club as soon as he received a copy.
In reply to a query, Hossain said, “It is not a matter of acceptance, the independent president will get remuneration for his job as long as he is at the helm.”
Although the court passed the order on August 28, Lokman Hossain Bhuiyan disclosed it to the media on September 25, just day before he had been detained by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) for his alleged connection with illegal gambling at the Mohammedan SC premises.
After his detention, former players and organisers who once moved away from the club began to regroup and dreamt of electing a new board of directors through the AGM, which was last held in 2013. However, the current board of directors is running the club after seeking time from the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms.
“I think the court has given a timely order which will help the club form a new board of directors and it is inspiring for Mohammedan supporters as the club had hit a new low on the ground, especially in football,” said Badal Roy, former Mohammedan SC player and permanent member of the club.