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No bar for Nipun to hold general secretary post

Actress Nipun Akter is the general secretary of Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association (BFAA), according to Appellate Division verdict.

The court also stayed the High Court verdict declaring Zayed Khan’s candidature for the post of general secretary valid in the election of BFAA.

A three-member Appellate Division bench, led by Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique, pronounced the verdict.

At the same time, the court permitted actress Nipun to file a leave-to-appeal against the HC verdict.

Adv Ahsanul Karim and Adv Nahid Sultana Juthi stood on behalf of Zayed, while Barrister Rokon Uddin Mahmud and Barrister Mostafizur Rahman Khan for Nipun.

On March 2, the HC cleared the way for Zayed to serve as the general secretary of the BFFA after striking down the decision of the Election Appeal Board of the association.

Nipun again took the fight to the court and filed an appeal before the Appellate Division.

The association election was held on January 28.

Zayed was declared the winner for the general secretary post, after he defeated Nipun in a close contest.

But, Nipun launched a legal fight challenging legality of Zayed’s candidacy and accusing him of vote fraud.