The High Court (HC) on Wednesday stayed further proceedings of the by-elections of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) for three months.
The HC bench of Justice Naima Haydar and Justice Zafar Ahmed passed the order in response to two writ petitions.
Bhatara Union parsihad chairman Ataur Rahman and Veraid Union parsihad chairman Jahangir Alam of DNCC area filed the petitions seeking stay on the by-polls for the mayoral post of DNCC.
Advocate Ahsan Habib Bhuia, a lawyer of Ataur Rahman, filed the petitions on Tuesday.
Confirming the news, Bhuia told MTnews24.com that 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 DNCC mayoral post fell vacant with the death of Annisul Huq on November 30 last year.