Judge feels embarrassed to hear writ on Rampal plantNew Age Online
A High Court bench on Wednesday felt embarrassed to hear a writ petition seeking a halt to the foundation laying of Rampal power plant project near the Sundarban forest until an assessment of the environmental impact of the project.
The senior judge of the two-member bench, Justice Naima Haider passed an order stating that the writ petition would be sent to the chief justice, Md Muzammel Hossain, for constituting another bench to settle the matter.
Justice Zafar Ahmed, the junior judge of the bench, felt embarrassed to hear the petition. The judge, however, did not mention in open court the reason behind his embarrassment.
On Monday a same bench adjourned the hearing till Wednesday asking writ petitioners’ counsel Manzill Murshid to come up with copies of the High Court orders issued earlier on the power project, following two public interest litigations.
The writ petition also sought another directive to form a committee composed of national and international experts to evaluate the environmental impact of the proposed power plant project of which the foundation stone is set to be laid on October 22.
Four lawyers, Asaduzzaman Siddique, Md Aklas Uddin Bhuiyan, Mahbubul Islam and Sayeda Shaheen Ara Laily, filed the petition on Sunday.
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