The Appellate Division on Thursday upheld the High Court order that granted eight-week anticipatory bail to Faridpur-4 lawmaker Mujibur Rahman Chowdhury, popularly known as Nixon Chowdhury.
Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division Justice Md Nuruzzaman passed 'no order' after hearing a petition, filed by the state, seeking a stay on the anticipatory bail.
Therefore, the eight-week anticipatory bail granted by the High Court remains in force.
On 20 October, the HC granted Nixon Chowdhury the anticipatory bail in a case filed by the Election Commission (EC) on charge of violating the electoral code of conduct.
At Thursday's hearing, lawyers Abdul Baset Majumder and Saeed Ahmed Raja stood for Nixon Chowdhury, while Assistant Attorney General M Saiful Alam represented the state.
During the hearing, the assistant attorney general said Nixon Chowdhury had behaved indecently as a parliament member.
Addressing the lawyer of Nixon Chowdhury, the court said, "Can he make these (indecent remarks) as a parliament member?"
In response, Abdul Baset Majumder told the court that it was made up to blackmail Nixon Chowdhury.
After the hearing, the court, saying that the anticipatory bail has been granted for just eight weeks, passed a "no order".
Earlier, on 15 October, the EC filed the case against Nixon Chowdhury with Charbhadrasan Police Station in Faridpur for violating the code of conduct in the Faridpur Charbhadrasan Upazila Parishad by-election.