EC seeks stay HC order over DNCC by-polls

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Dhaka, Feb 1: The Election Commission on Thursday filed two separate leave-to-appeal petitions with the Supreme Court seeking stay on the High Court order that halted the process for holding by-election to Dhaka North City Corporation mayor election.

The Election Commission said in the petitions that the writ petition on which the High Court has stayed t

The Election Commission’s lawyer Advocate Towhidul Islam confirmed the matter.

The Supreme Court Chamber Judge Justice Syed Mahmud Hussain will hold hearing on the leave-to-appeal petitions on next Sunday.

On January 17, following two separate writ petitions, the High Court stayed for six months the process of Dhaka North City Corporation polls that was scheduled to take place on February 26.