SC hearing on BGMEA review against headquarters demolition adjourned

DHAKA : The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court yesterday adjourned the hearing on a review plea filed by Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) against the apex court verdict to demolish its headquarters, reports BSS.
“A three-member Appellate Division panel headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the order accepting a time plea by the Attorney General Mahbubey Alam,” said Advocate Imtiaj Moinul Islam, a counsel for BGMEA.
According to Imtiaj, the hearing will now be held on March 5.
Earlier on June 2, 2016, the apex court upheld a High Court order that asked for demolishing the BGMEA headquarters building at Hatirjheel area in the capital at the cost of the trade body, declaring it as illegal.
A four-member Appellate Division panel of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha had passed the order, rejecting an appeal filed by BGMEA against the High Court verdict of 2011.
The High Court in 2011 ordered to demolish the building, terming it as cancer for the scenic Hatirjheel project.