Terming the behaviour of pro-BNP lawyers at a courtroom of the Appellate Division an unpardonable offence, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday said they turned the courtroom into a battlefield.
“Pro-BNP lawyers’ behaviour at the courtroom was audacious and an unforgivable offence,” he said while speaking at a press conference at Awami League president’s Dhanmondi political office.
Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said, “The government has nothing to do with the release of Khaleda Zia as she was not imprisoned in any political case. She was sentenced to jail in a corruption case.”
“BNP has been claiming that Khaleda is in jail in a political case, which is a lie,” he added.
Quader also said any anarchy in the name of movement by BNP activists will be resisted and their “non-political” activities will be dealt with an iron hand.
On Thursday morning, a six-member bench, headed by the chief justice, left the courtroom after a group of pro-BNP lawyers created unprecedented chaos at the Supreme Court during the hearing of party chief Khaleda Zia’s bail appeal in a corruption case.