The High Court has granted eight weeks' anticipatory bail to Faridpur-4 lawmaker Mujibur Rahman Nixon Chowdhury in a case filed for violating election code of conduct.
A bench of Justice Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain and Justice KM Zahid Sarwar Kajal passed the order today.
Earlier, the Election Commission filed a case against Nixon Chowdhury for violating the code of conduct in the Faridpur Charbhadrasan Upazila Parishad by-election. District Senior Election Officer Noabul Islam filed the case with Charbhadrasan Police Station in Faridpur.
Later, the Cabinet Division sent a letter to EC requesting to take legal action against MP Nixon Chowdhury for misbehaving with deputy commissioner (DC) and local administration officials including the UNO.
Tawhid Ilahi, senior assistant secretary of the Cabinet Division, filed the complaint to the Election Commission secretary on Monday demanding action against MP Nixon Chowdhury, Upazila Chairman Mohammad Kauser and their supporters over the violation.