A seven-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order on Wednesday after hearing a petition filed by the government seeking a stay on a High Court order.
Meanwhile, the High Court on Monday ordered a local returning officer to accept immediately the nomination paper of Golam Rabbani, an aspirant for the Rangpur-5 constituency in the upcoming national election.
Earlier on November 28, the returning officer did not accept Rabbani’s nomination paper, despite submitting all relevant documents, a lawyer for Rabbani said on Tuesday.
Subsequently, a writ petition was filed by Rabbani, challenging the decision of the returning officer.
As per the Election Commission schedule, November 28 was the deadline to submit nomination papers, while December 2 for scrutiny and 9 for withdrawal.