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The election was scheduled to be held on 28 July.

Earlier in the morning, advocate Mohammad Shishir Monir, on behalf of six Supreme Court lawyers and seven local voters, including Saleh Ahmed, filed the writ petition seeking stay of the polls.

Besides, a legal notice was issued to the chief election commissioner (CEC) on Sunday to suspend voting in the polls.

The Sylhet-3 constituency fell vacant after MP Mahmud Us Samad Chowdhury died of coronavirus on 11 March.

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