Reported on: May 24, 2012 16:48 PM
Reported in: National
Dhaka, May 24 (UNB) -The High Court on Thursday granted ad interim anticipatory bails to 22 pro-BNP lawyers on surrender before it in a case filed for unleashing vandalism and creating chaos at a lower court on Tuesday.
An HC division bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Sheikh Mohammad Zakir Hossain passed the order granting the temporary bails for 10 days.
The bench in its order asked the lawyers to surrender to the designated trial court before the expiry of the bail period.
Those who were enlarged on bail include Dhaka Bar Association president Borhanuddin and its former president Sanaullah Mia.
Members of Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum on Tuesday boycotted proceedings at four trial courts in Dhaka protesting a court order sending BNP MP Mahbub Uddin Khokon to jail who faces a case for torching a vehicle near the Prime Minister’s Office on April 29.
More than 100 pro-BNP lawyers, led by advocates 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 for the incidents under the Speedy Trial Tribunal Act. Twenty-nine people were named as accused in the case.