The Supreme Court today stayed for a day a High Court order that asked the government to immediately stop gambling including cards, dice and housie at 13 renowned clubs, including Dhaka club.
Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division of the SC Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order following a petition filed by Dhaka Club seeking a stay on the HC order.
The judge also sent the stay petition to the full bench of the apex court for its hearing tomorrow, Dhaka Club’s lawyer Barrister Mehedi Hasan Chowdhury told The Daily Star.
Following a writ petition filed by two SC lawyers, the HC on Sunday directed the government to immediately stop gambling including cards, dice and housie at 13 clubs across the country.
Twelve other clubs are -- Uttara Club Ltd, Gulshan Club Ltd, Dhanmondi Club Ltd, Banani Club Ltd, Officers’ Club Dhaka, Ladies’ Club Dhaka, Cadet College Club Dhaka, Chittagong Club Ltd, Chittagong Seniors’ Club Ltd, Narayanganj Club Ltd, Sylhet Club Ltd and Khulna Club Ltd.