HC grants anticipatory bail to four pro-BNP lawyers

The High Court on Monday granted six weeks’ anticipatory bail to four pro-BNP lawyers in a case filed over attacking pro-Awami League lawyers and vandalising the nameplate of Supreme Court Bar Association Secretary Abdun Noor.

It also directed two other pro-BNP lawyers accused in the case to surrender before the court.

An HC bench comprising Justice Jahangir Hossain and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman passed the order taking the plea of the accused.

Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum Supreme Court unit general secretary and BNP’s national executive committee member Gazi Md Kamrul Islam Sajal, Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum Supreme Court unit assistant general secretary Rasel Ahmed, Supreme Court Bar Association executive member Kamrul Islam and Supreme Court Bar Association information and research affairs secretary Sagor Hossain were the ones granted anticipatory bail.

On the other hand, lawyers Abdul Kaiyum and Nure Alam Siddique have been ordered to surrender.

Khandaker Mahbub Hossain, AJ Mohammad Ali, Joynul Abedin, Mahbub Uddin Khokon, and Ruhul Kuddus Kajol stood for the accused while Deputy Attorney General Md Sarwar Hossain Bappy represented the state.

According to the case statement, pro-BNP and pro-Awami League lawyers locked in a clash over the post of secretary of the Supreme Court Bar Association on May 18.

The following day, Rabiul Hasan, an administrative officer of the SCBA, filed a case with Shahbagh police station, mentioning six names.

Source: United News of Bangladesh