The Supreme Court today cleared the way for Uttara Adhunik Medical College to continue undertaking academic activities of 57 students who were admitted on “first come, first served” basis.
The apex court lifted the injunction imposed by the High Court restraining the Uttara Adhunik Medical College authorities from undertaking any academic or other activities of the 57 students.
It also asked the authorities to admit one Tariqul Islam who was deprived of admission to the college in next seven days.
A five member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, who is performing functions of the chief justice, came up with the order after disposing of a petition filed by the medical college challenging the High Court order.
Barrister Mehdi Hassan Chowdhury, a lawyer for Uttara Medical College told The Daily Star that there is no legal bar for the Uttara Adhunik Medical College authorities to continue undertaking academic and other activities of the 57 students following the Supreme Court order.
All the 57 students were on the merit list for the admission into the college.
The HC bench on January 9 imposed the injunction after hearing a writ petition filed by the guardian of a deprived admission seeker challenging the legality of the admission of 57 students.
Writ petitioner’s lawyer Advocate M Asaduzzaman told The Daily Star that the director of health services on August 20 last year issued a notice directing the medical college authorities to admit students on the basis of merits.
But Uttara Adhunik Medical College admitted 57 students in December last year on “first come first served” basis in violation of the government notice, he added.