A writ petition has been filed with the High Court on Tuesday seeking stay on the upcoming by-polls for the mayoral post of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC).
Upazila Chairman of Bhatara, Ataur Rahman, filed the writ seeking stay on the by-polls this morning.
A bench of Justice Naima Haydar and Justice Zafar Ahmed heard the writ and set Wednesday to deliver the verdict.
Advocate Ahsan Habib who moved the petition said five people including secretary of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives (LGRD) Ministry, secretary of Election Commission (EC) were made respondents to the writ petition.
The by-polls for the mayoral post of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) were scheduled to be held on February 26.
The EC fixed January 18 as the last date for filing nomination paper while scrutiny will be held on January 21, 22.
The closing date for nomination paper withdrawal is January 29.
Besides, the EC will arrange polls to the 36 councilor posts and 12 reserved seats in the 36 new wards – 18 of the DNCC and 18 of the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) – on the same day.
The DNCC mayoral post fell vacant with the death of Annisul Huq on November 30 last.