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HC halts DNCC by-polls for 3 months

MNA National Desk: The High Court (HC) has stayed the Feb 26 by-polls in the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and elections in new wards for three months.

Justice Naima Haider and Justice Zafar Ahmed passed the order on Wednesday after two Union Parishad chairmen filed petitions.

The court also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why the schedule to hold the DNCC polls will not be declared illegal.

Earlier, on Tuesday two separate writ petitions were filed with the HC seeking stay on the upcoming by-polls to the mayoral post of DNCC.

As per the schedule declared by the Election Commission, the by-polls to the DNCC mayoral post were scheduled to be held on 26 February. The DNCC mayoral post fell vacant with the death of Annisul Huq on 30 November last year.

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