SCBA polls violence: Pro-BNP lawyer Kazal remanded


Court Correspondent :
A Dhaka court on Sunday placed pro-BNP lawyer and Secretary candidate Ruhul Quddus Kazal on a four-day remand in a case filed over Friday’s violence over the Supreme Court Bar Association election.

Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Nurul Huda Chowdhury of Dhaka passed the order after Investigation Officer Abul Kalam Azad, Inspector of the Detective Branch (DB), produced him before the court with a seven-day remand prayer.

Barrister Ruhul Quddus Kazal was arrested on Saturday near his Purana Paltan chamber in the capital.

On Friday, Assistant Attorney General Saifur Rahman Siddique Saif, who was allegedly assaulted during the violence, filed the case with Shahbagh Police Station naming independent candidate Nahid Sultana Juthi, Barrister Kazal and 18 others.


On Saturday, another Dhaka court placed five lawyers- Kazi Bashir Ahmed, Osman Chowdhury, Tushar, Tariqul and Sumon on a three-day remand for interrogation after they were produced before the court with a five-day remand plea.

They were allegedly involved with chaos, and violence during the vote counting of the 2024-2025 election of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA).

Earlier, the vote counting in the two-day election was halted on Friday morning following an altercation due to alleged interference from a group of outsiders on behalf of a candidate.

Meanwhile, the SCBA Chief Election Commissioner Senior Advocate Abul Khair confirmed the development.