The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday deferred to Thursday the hearing on the appeal petitions filed challenging the High Court order that stayed Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) election for three months.
The four-member bench of the appellate division led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain took the decision following the request of the Election Commission as it will file another appeal petition challenging stay order on GCC election.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Election Commission decided to appeal with the Appellate Division challenging the High Court order at a meeting chaired by Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda at Nirbhachan Bhaban in the city.
The High Court on May 6 stayed for three months the polls to Gazipur City Corporation (GCC), issuing a rule on the authorities concerned to explain as to why inclusion of six mouzas (areas) of Savar in GCC shall not be declared illegal.
After the order, Awami League mayor candidate Jahangir Alam and BNP mayor candidate Hasan Uddin Sarkar filed two separate appeals with the Appellate Division.