25 pro-BNP lawyers get bailUnited News of Bangladesh . Dhaka
A Dhaka court on Sunday granted bail to 25 pro-BNP lawyers until June 19 in a case filed for unleashing vandalism and creating chaos at a lower court on May 22.
Judge of the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court Shahidul Islam granted the bail to the lawyers on their surrender to his court in compliance with a High Court order.
The High Court on May 24 granted 10-day ad interim anticipatory bails to the 22 pro-BNP lawyers upon their surrender to it and asked them to surrender to the designated trial court before the expiry of the bail period.
On May 31, the police pressed charges in the case.
Investigation officer of the case Abidul Islam, who is also a sub-inspector of Kotwali police station, submitted the charge sheet under the Speedy Trial (Law and Order Disruption) Act against 25 pro-BNP lawyers to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court of Dhaka.
The court had also fixed June 3 for hearing on acceptance of the charge sheet.
The pro-BNP lawyers include Dhaka Bar Association president Borhanuddin and its former president Sanaullah Miah.
Members of Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum on May 22 boycotted proceedings at four trial courts in Dhaka protesting at a court order sending BNP MP Mahbub Uddin Khokon who faces a case for torching a vehicle near the Prime Minister’s Office on April 29 to jail.
More than 100 pro-BNP lawyers, led by Sanaullah Miah and Masud Ahmed Talukder, brought out a procession on the court premises.
The agitating lawyers reportedly vandalised windowpanes at the District Judge’s Court and Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court during the demonstration.
Later, a case was filed with Kotwali police station against 99 people.
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