SC orders to hold GCC polls by June 28


DHAKA, May 10, 2018 (BSS) – The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) today ordered the Election Commission (EC) to hold Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) polls by June 28.

A four-member Appellate Division bench headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order, scrapping a stay order issued by the High Court on the polls, which was scheduled to be held on May 15, for three months.

The High Court on May 6 stayed for three months the GCC polls, 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 and the EC filed three separate appeals with the Appellate Division.