DHAKA, The Appellate Division Chamber Judge today stayed a High Court order that paved way for accepting nomination papers of BNP leaders Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku and Ruhul Quddus Talukder Dulu to take part in the upcoming general polls.
Justice Hasan Foez Siddique passed the order today and sent the matter to Appellate Division full bench for further hearing tomorrow.
Concerned returning officers recently declared the nomination papers of Tuku and Dulu illegal as they were convicted and sentenced to different terms in criminal cases. They later appealed with the EC but failed to win their cases there as well.
Later, they appealed with the High Court and the court on December 10 asked the EC to accept their nomination papers. The EC subsequently filed an appeal against the decision.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)