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Janata Tower caseErshad files affidavit in-opposition in HC

Thursday April 13 2006 09:28:32 AM BDT

Former military ruler and Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad Wednesday filed an affidavit-in-opposition in the High Court against the Writ Petition to realise rest of the total amount of the fined money from him (Ershad) in Janata Tower corruption case, reports BDNews.

Ershad appeared in person before an assistant registrar of the Supreme Court to file the affidavit in opposition on the writ petition.

Meanwhile, hearing on the writ petition started in the High Court Wednesday.

The High Court bench comprising Justice Mozammel Hossain and Justice Farid Ahmed heard submission from advocate MA Malek, an amicus-curie of the case.

Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) on March 23 filed the writ petition in the High Court to realise the rest of the total amount of money fined by the Supreme Court against Ershad in the much-talked-about Janata Tower corruption case.

The same bench of the High Court appointed three senior lawyers - former attorney generals Mahmud-ul Islam and AF Hasan Ariff, and advocate MA Malek - as amicus-curies for more interpretation of the concerned laws regarding this case and also fixed April 4 for next hearing on the petition.

The hearing on the case was deferred, on April 4, for one week following filing of a time prayer by Ershad.

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