Case filed against 25 SC lawyers over vandalism at SCBA
A case has been filed with the Shahbagh Police Station accusing 25 Supreme Court lawyers, mostly pro-BNP, over the violence and vandalism that took place at the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) premises on Tuesday.
Barrister AM Mahbub Uddin Khokan, former Secretary of the SCBA and also a Joint Secretary General of BNP, BNP’s Legal Affairs Secretary Barrister Kayser Kamal, Barrister Ruhul Quddus Kazal, former Secretary of the SCBA, Advocate Gazi Kamrul Islam Sajal, General Secretary of Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum’s Supreme Court Unit, among others, were made accused in the case.
Advocate Md Mohsin Rashid, convener of the ad hoc committee of the SCBA, Advocate Shah Ahmed Badol, member secretary of the committee, and Advocate Sayed Mamun Mahbub, general secretary of the Committee for the Preservation of the SCBA Constitution, were also sued in the case.
Md Rafiqullah, assistant superintendent of SCBA, filed the case with Shahbagh Police Station on Tuesday night, accusing 150 unnamed others too, sources said. However, none was arrested in this regard.
The complainant in the case statement mentioned that the accused are pro-BNP-Jamaat lawyers. He brought charges against them of attempting to murder an AL-leaning lawyer, sexual harassment of a female lawyer, stealing, and vandalizing the office.
On Tuesday, Pro-BNP and AL-leaning lawyers were involved in a scuffle while holding separate programmes on the SCBA office premises over its recent annual polls. The incident left around two dozen lawyers injured.
The SCBA Secretary's office room was also ransacked and its door and windows were vandalised in the afternoon. Leaders of the two organisations blamed each other for the incident.
After a controversial election held on March 15-16, pro-BNP lawyers are holding programmes almost every day demanding a fresh election for the SCBA. They are holding rally and other programmes. Awami League supporting lawyers are also holding counter programmes. As a result a chaotic situation is creating in the Supreme Court Bar Association on a regular basis.