The petition has been filed owing to a poor turnout of voters amid coronavirus fears
A writ petition was filed on Sunday at the High Court challenging the results of the Dhaka-10 by-election.
The petition, filed by a Supreme Court lawyer named Yunus Ali Akand, sought a directive from the apex court to cancel the election results and hold the by-election again.
The chief election commissioner and secretaries to the local government ministry and the law ministry have been made respondents in the writ.
The petitioner said a High Court bench is likely to hear on the writ petition this week.
As per the Constitution, the by-polls could have been deferred because of coronavirus. If it had been deferred, more people would have come to cast their votes, he added.
The petition was filed because of the poor turnout of voters amid coronavirus fears, lawyer Yunus Ali told reporters.
Awami League-backed candidate Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, was unofficially declared elected after getting 15,955 votes in the by-polls held on Saturday. Among the other contestants, BNP-backed Sheikh Robiul Alam Robi came second with 817 votes. The total voter turnout was only 5.28 percent.