SC hearing on BGMEA time plea October 5

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11 September, 2017 15:48 PM

SC hearing on BGMEA time plea October 5

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The vacation bench of the Supreme Court has fixed October 5 for hearing the time petition over demolishing the 'BGMEA Complex'.

Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division Justice Hasan Foyez Siddique set the date on Monday responding to a  time petition filed by BGMEA seeking one-year more time to shift its headquarters from Hatirjheel.

The regular appellate division bench led by Chief Justice SK Sinha will hear the petition on that day.

On August 31, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) filed the plea with the Supreme Court, seeking one more year to shift its headquarters from Hatirjheel.

On March 12, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court granted BGMEA six months to demolish its complex located in Hatirjheel-Begunbari Lake, rejecting a plea that sought three more years.

On March 5, the Appellate Division of Supreme Court rejected BGMEA’s plea, seeking review of its judgment that upheld a High Court verdict that ordered demolition of the structure.

The High Court verdict was derived in 2011 ordering demolition of the 16-storey building as it was constructed in defiance of relevant laws.

The BGMEA later filed a leave to appeal petition with the Appellate Division against the High Court judgment.

However, the apex court on June 2, 2016, dismissed the plea asking the BGMEA authorities to demolish its headquarters at its own cost immediately.