Minister of Religion and Member of Parliament of Jamalpur-2 Constituency Md. Faridul Haque Khan. He was released in a letter from the Election Commission (EC) on Monday.
Election management – 2 department in-charge deputy secretary M. In the letter signed by Mazharul Islam, it is said, ‘On January 15, 2024, at 3:00 p.m., he (Faridul Haque) appeared before the Election Commission regarding the commission of a crime by openly voting in the 12th National Assembly Election, and as the written statement and explanation submitted by him (Faridul Haque) was considered acceptable to the Election Commission, he was dismissed from the complaint. Exempted.’
Faridul Haque Khan cast his vote publicly at the Sirajabad High School polling station in Galabandha Union of Islampur Upazila on January 7. It is published in various media. Failure to preserve the secrecy of the vote is a punishable offense under the Representation of the People Order.
The EC asked him to personally appear at the Election Commission Secretariat at 3 pm on January 15 to explain why legal action will not be taken against Faridul Haque Khan. Appearing that day, he gave an explanation and requested the EC to look at the matter ‘forgivingly’.