The High Court (HC) ordered on Thursday to hold by-election to Sylhet-3 constituency on any convenient day by September 7 as par the constitution.
A High Court division virtual bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim passed the order today.
The court in its order today said the Election Commission (EC) can select a convenient day to hold the election by September 7.
Earlier five lawyers sent a legal notice to the Chief Election Commissioner to stay the proceedings to hold the election amid the ongoing corona crisis. Later six lawyers and seven voters of that
constituency had filed a writ petition on July 26.
The High Court after holding hearing on the plea had stayed the election till today.
Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Mohammad Shishir Manir took part in the hearing for the plea, while Attorney General AM Amin Uddin stood for the state.
The Sylhet-3 seat fell vacant after the death of MP Mahmud Us Samad Chowdhury on Mar 11.