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EC forms committee to inquire pre-poll anomalies

Published : 26 Nov 2023 02:13 AM

The Election Commission (EC) has formed ‘Electoral Inquiry Committee’ comprising judicial officers in all 300 constituencies to find pre-poll irregularities of the 12th Jatiya Sangsad election.

Joint district and session judges, senior assistant judges and district assistant judges of the respective districts are the members in the committees, a notification of the ministry of law, justice and parliamentary affairs said.

The notification said the committee will investigate polls-related criminal activities, violation of the electoral code of conduct, and any irregularities to hamper free, fair and neutral election.

Chief election commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal and other commissioners had made a call on Chief Justice Obaidul Hassan on November 1 and sought cooperation of judiciary to inquire the pre-election anomalies.

After the meeting, the CEC had told the journalists of deputing the judicial officers in electoral inquiry committee saying the judges would even work during the vacation of the civil court.