The High Court has granted eight-week anticipatory bail to independent lawmaker from Faridpur-4 constituency Mujibur Rahman Chowdhury alias Nixon Chowdhury in a case filed on charge of violating the election code of conduct during the Charbhadrasan Upazila Parishad by-election.
The HC bench of Justice Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain and Justice KM Zahid Sarwar passed the order holding hearing on the bail plea on Tuesday afternoon.
Earlier on Sunday, Nixon Chowdhury filed a petition with the HC seeking anticipatory bail in the case filed by the Election Commission.
Senior lawyer Dr Shahdeen Malik appeared for Nixon Chowdhury in the court.
The Election Commission filed the case with Charbhadrasan Police Station on October 15 against Nixon Chowdhury.