ACC Chairman fails to get stay order
The Supreme Court (SC) has passed a “no-order” on a petition filed by ACC Chairman M Bodiuzzaman seeking stay on the High Court (HC) verdict that scrapped the provision of the ACC law which tied its commissioners under the control and supervision of its chairman.
A four-member bench of Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the order On Sunday. However, it said the ACC Chairman can move a leave-to-appeal petition before the SC against the HC judgment.
Lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan represented the ACC chairman on Sunday while Rokon Uddin Mahmud and SM Abdur Rouf argued for ACC commissioners.
Khurshid Alam said that his client will file a leave-to- appeal petition with the apex court challenging the HC verdict adding the HC judgment will remain in force until the SC passes further order on the issue.
On November 19, the HC scrapped a provision of the ACC Act 2004, which the court said curtailed the independence of the commissioners