Supreme Court of Bangladesh. File photo
Supreme Court of Bangladesh. File photo

The Appellate Division of Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed a High Court order for eight weeks that had halted the election to Faridpur municipality which was scheduled to be held on 10 December this year.

With this fresh order there will be no bar over holding the by-polls in due time, reports UNB.

Chamber judge Md Nuruzzaman passed the order after hearing an appeal by the state.

On 25 November, the HC stayed the election to Faridpur municipality after hearing a writ petition.

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Md Atiar Rahman, a resident of the municipality, filed the writ petition on 15 November.

The HC had also issued a rule seeking explanation as to why election commission’s announcement of the election schedule should not be declared illegal as the process of turning the municipality into a city corporation is underway.