HC stays bar council polls for a month
The High Court yesterday stayed for a month the process for holding election to the Bangladesh Bar Council, the licensing authority, which allows lawyers to practice.
The order came after five Supreme Court lawyers moved three separate writ petitions claiming that there were different anomalies in the voter list and election schedule.
The election was scheduled for June 17.
The HC bench of Justice AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury Manik and Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim also issued separate rules upon the Bar Council authorities to explain in two weeks why they should not be directed to remove the anomalies before holding the election.