The Supreme Court today cleared the way for holding election to the executive committee of Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh (REHAB) on May 31.
After a brief hearing, the chamber judge of the Appellate Division of the SC stayed a High Court order that had halted the process for holding the election for three months.
Chamber Judge of the SC Justice Hasan Foez Siddique passed the stay order following a petition filed by Akhteruzzaman Monju, chairman of REHAB election board seeking a stay on the HC order.
The chamber judge sent the stay petition of Monju to the full bench of the Appellate Division for hearing on June 1.
The HC on May 26 stayed the process for holding the election following a writ petition filed by Abu Yusuf Mohammad Abdullah, chairman of Prasad Nirman Ltd who was a candidate for the post of an executive member.
The HC also issued a rule upon the government and REHAB to explain why the election board decision to exclude the name of Yusuf from the candidate's list should not be declared illegal.
Writ petitioner's lawyer Rajib Rouf Chowdhury told The Daily Star that there is no legal bar to hold the election on May 31 following the SC chamber judge's order.