Pro-BNP lawyers' panel demands fresh SCBA election

At least 10 journalists came under police attack while performing their duties at Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) electionSuvra Kanti Das

Pro-BNP Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Oikkya Panel has demanded re-election to the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) after formulating a new sub-committee for conducting the polls.

The pro-BNP lawyers came up with the demand at a press briefing held at the Supreme Court Ainjibi Samity Bhaban, reports UNB.

They also demanded resignation of the law minister and the attorney general for the attack on the lawyers and journalists during the SCBA election.

At least 10 journalists and lawyers were injured as police charged batons on them on the Supreme Court premises amid scuffle between pro-Awami League and pro BNP lawyers over the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) election on 15 March.

The voting was held on 15-16 March amid the violence with the allegations of ballot theft and tearing.

Three separate cases were filed in this connection. Bangabandhu Awami Lawyers Parishad won all the 14 posts of the executive committee of the SCBA polls.