Tarique Rahman to be jailed for a month while corruption allegations investigated.
The commission said, however, that in order to ensure future elections were transparent and credible, it would ask the government to issue identity cards to all citizens.
More than 90 million of Bangladesh’s population of 140 million were registered as eligible to vote in the election that was originally set for January 22 but postponed after 45 people were killed and hundreds injured in countrywide violence.
Many local and international election observers have said there were thousands of fake entries on the original voters’ list.
The interim administration has insisted that no election should be held until widespread corruption is eliminated from Bangladeshi politics and critical reforms implemented to ensure a free election.
A widespread anti-corruption crackdown has been launched and more than 160 senior political figures, mostly the Bangladesh National party and the opposition Awami League, have been detained.