Dhaka, July 30 – The High Court on Sunday declared illegal the gas price hike for household use in the second phase that came into effect on June 1.
The High Court bench of Justice Zeenat Ara and Justice Kazi M Ejarul Haque Akond passed the order after hearing on a rule.
Besides, the court asked the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) to issue a notice in this regard before August 1 .
However, the customers will not get back the increased price which they have already paid, said petitioner’s lawyer Subrata Chowdhury.
Engineer Mobbaser Hossain, convener of Consumer Association of Bangladesh (CAB) filed a writ petition challenging the legality of the 2nd phase gas hike on February 27.