CJ has nothing to do over lawyers’ conflict: Attorney General

Attorney General AM Amin Uddin today said the Chief Justice (CJ) has nothing to do with the ongoing conflict between two groups of lawyers centring Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) elections as lawyers' body is a private organization.

"It's not our matter rather it's the matter of bar association," the attorney general told journalists, quoting Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique as said during a meeting held between them.

The attorney general briefed the newsmen at his office in the afternoon.

Earlier, a group of lawyers met the chief justice and sought his cooperation in resolving the ongoing unrest situation among the lawyers centring the SCBA polls.

Amin Uddin said the CJ suggested resolving the crisis by consulting with senior lawyers of the bar association and urged to keep the environment peaceful with collective efforts.

"I informed the CJ showing a picture that the person involved in vandalism with a bamboo is a pro-BNP lawyer not pro-Awami League," he added.

Earlier, the first day of voting on Wednesday witnessed chaotic situations, including clashes between the supporters of two panels and vandalisms of polling booths by the pro-BNP lawyers.

At one stage, police entered the Shaheed Shafiur Rahman Auditorium to move out the protesting lawyers of the pro-BNP panel which led to a clash leaving some journalists injured.

The two-day voting, however, ended today.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha