HC verdict on gambling in 13 social clubs on Jan 28

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 19:26, Jan 23, 2020 | Updated : 20:17, Jan 23, 2020

A general view of Dhaka Club PHOTO via dhakaclubltd.com

The High Court has fixed Jan 28 to give its decision on a previous rule it issued over gambling in 13 social clubs, including the Dhaka Club.
The bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Md Mahmud Hassan Talukder concluded the hearing on Thursday (Jan 23) before scheduling the verdict.
On Dec 4, 2016, the High Court issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why legal steps will not be initiated against those facilitating housie, card and dice games involving money.
The rule came after two Supreme Court lawyers filed a petition seeking the court's order to stop gambling at 13 social clubs.
The clubs are Dhaka Club, Uttara Club, Gulshan Club, Dhanmondi Club, Banani Club, Officers' Club, Dhaka Ladies' Club, Cadet College Club, Chittagong Club, Chittagong Seniors' Club, Narayanaganj Club, Sylhet Club and Khulna Club.
The court then also ordered a stop to card and dice games as well as housie involving money at the clubs.
The Dhaka Club later moved the Appellate Division and secured a freeze on the interim order forbidding gambling in club.
On Thursday, the High Court concluded the hearing on the rule and kept its verdict pending for Tuesday (Jan 28).