The High Court on Sunday granted anticipatory bail to 25 lawyers including Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon in a case filed over vandalising the office of the Supreme Court Bar secretary centering the election of Supreme Court Bar Association.
The HC bench of Justice Md Salim and Justice Md Riaz Uddin Khan passed the order till the submission of the police report in the case.
Senior lawyers Barrister M Amir Ul Islam and Barrister AJ Mohammad Ali stood for the petitioners.
On May 16, a scuffle took place among the lawyers at the office of Supreme Court Bar secretary. The office was also vandalised.
Assistant Superintendent of Supreme Court Bar, Md Rafiqullah filed a case against 25 identified lawyers and 150 unidentified lawyers with Shahbagh Police Station on that day.
Charges including vandalism, harassing female lawyers and stealing of a gold chain worth Tk one lakh, cash Tk 50,000 and a watch worth Tk 15,000 were also brought against them.
The Supreme Court Bar Association was held on May 15 and 16 amid chaos. Awami League panel won in all 14 posts of the election.
The BNP panel remained off from casting votes but they brought out a procession on May 16.