justice of Bangladesh on Monday referred
the petition of Khaleda Zia to a fifth bench of the High Court after yet
another bench declined to hear the appeal against an executive order asking the
opposition leader to vacate the cantonment house.
The bench of justices Syed Rifat Ahmed and Mainul Islam Chowdhury will hear the petition on Tuesday morning
Earlier in the day, a fourth bench of justices Md Anwarul Haque and Farah Mahbub said it was unable to hear the appeal because a judge of the two-strong bench had given his views on the house as a government official long ago.
The referred the case to the chief justice for further orders.
Chief justice MM Ruhul Amin constituted the bench on Sunday after a third bench felt embarrassed to hear the petition.
At the start of the hearing, when Khaleda's lawyer TH Khan appealed for more time, Md Anwarul Haque, the senior judge of the bench, since he had given his views, he would not be able to hear any petition on the matter.
He cited the code of conduct for the judges to express his inability. But the bench did not feel embarrassed.
Khan said the bench was obligated to hear the petition according to the oath of office of the judges.