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Sylhet-3 by-election postponed until Aug 5

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Sylhet-3 by-election postponed until Aug 5

The High Court on Monday stayed the by-election to Sylhet-3 constituency till August 5 due to the worsening Covid situation in the country .

The virtual  HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim passed the order following a writ petition filed over the election.

The election was scheduled to be held on July28.

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 March 11.

 

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