BFAA gen secy post: SC sets date to hear pleas filed by Nipun, Zayed

| Updated: May 23, 2022 16:53:21

Actor Nipun Akter and Zayed Khan are seen in this combination photo Actor Nipun Akter and Zayed Khan are seen in this combination photo

Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) has fixed June 5 for the hearing of the petitions filed by the parties over holding the post of General Secretary of Bangladesh Film Artistes' Association (BFAA).

Earlier, actress Nipun Akter filed a leave-to-appeal against the High Court stay order on the association’s decision to cancel the candidacy of actor Zayed Khan for the post amid allegations of vote-buying while actor Zayed filed a separate application in this regard.

A three-member Appellate Division bench led by Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique passed the order on Monday.

SC Advocate Ahsanul Karim stood on behalf of Zayed while SC lawyer Rokanuddin Mahmud appeared for Nipun in the hearing.

Both Nipun and actor Zayed were present during the hearing.

Earlier on March 14, the apex court directed actors Zayed Khan and Nipun Akhter to strictly follow the status quo order issued by the Chamber Court over holding the post of the BFAA.

On March 6, the SC chamber judge stayed for four weeks the High Court order that declared the decision of an appeal board, cancelling the candidacy of actor Zayed Khan and announcement of Nipun as the general secretary of BFAA as illegal.

Earlier the High Court also issued a rule asking why the board’s decision to cancel Khan’s candidacy should not be declared illegal. The board and concerned authorities from the Department of Social Welfare have been asked to respond to the rule.

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