Pro-BNP lawyers demand fresh SCBA polls, resignation of law minister
Pro-BNP lawyers today demanded that a date be immediately set for fresh elections to the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) under an acceptable election subcommittee.
They also demanded resignation of Law Minister Anisul Huq and Attorney General AM Amin Uddin saying they are the ones who instructed police to attack the lawyers and journalists on March 15 during the SCBA elections.
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The lawyers placed their demands at a press conference organised by pro-BNP Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Oikya Panel at the South Hall.
The panel's candidate for president, AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon, and secretary candidate Md Ruhul Quddus Kazal spoke at the press conference where they told media that there was no election on March 15 and 16 at SCBA and termed the elections on those days a farce.
Earlier in the day, ruling Awami League-backed lawyers led by SCBA's newly elected President Md Momtaz Uddin Fakir and Secretary Md Abdun Nur Dulal said a beautiful election was held at the SCBA in presence of huge number of lawyers and the election results were announced at 3:00am on March 17.
The AL-backed lawyers also said pro-BNP lawyer candidates AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon and Ruhul Quddus Kazal led the attack on the lawyers and are responsible for the vandalism during the polling on March 15.
They made the comments at a press conference at Shafiur Rahman Auditorium of SCBA.
The SCBA president and secretary regretted the police attack on journalists.
In the election, the pro-Awami League lawyers' panel Bangabandhu Awami Ainjibi Parishad won all the 14 executive posts of the SCBA.