The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday (December 20) cleared the way for holding elections to Chandpur Sadar, Madaripur Sadar and Netrokona's Madan Pourasavas.
Chamber Judge Justice SK Sinha of the Appellate Division stayed for six weeks the High Court (HC) orders that stayed the process for holding elections to the municipalities.
The chamber judge passed the stay orders following three seperate petitions filed by the government and a few local individuals of Chandpur Pourasavas seeking stay on the HC orders.
The judge also directed the government and individuals to file regular leave to appeal petitions with the SC against the HC orders within a period of six weeks.
Earlier on December 19, the same judge of the Appellate Division stayed the HC orders that stayed the process for holding elections to Cox's Bazar Sadar, Chakoria, Moheshkhali and Teknaf in Cox's Bazar and Magura Sadar pourasavas.
Following separate writ petitions filed by some voters of the municipalities, the HC on December 12 and December 15 stayed the election process for Chandpur Sadar, Madaripur Sadar and Netrokona's Madan Pourasvas.
Additional Attorney General MK Rahman and Assistant Attorney General Ekramul Haque Tutul appeared for the government, Advocate AM Amin Uddin stood for the individuals of Chandpur Pourasavas and Advoacte Yusuf Hossain Humayun argued for the writ petitioners
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