Ruling Awami League lawyers panel Bangabandhu Awami Ainjibi Parishad has won all the 14 posts of executive committee of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) in the annual election held on Wednesday and Thursday.
Advocate Md Momtaz Uddin Fakir and Advocate Md Abdun Nur Dulal were reelected president and secretary, respectively.
After the second day of voting, Md Moniruzzaman, the convener of the subcommittee on election management, declared the results on Thursday (March 16) midnight.
The other 12 who won the polls are Mohammad Ali Azam and Jasmine Sultana (vice presidents), Masud Alam Chowdhury (Treasurer), Noor-Alam-Uzzal and Harunur Rashid (assistant secretaries), and Md Safayet Hossain Sajib, Mohiuddin Rudro, Shafique Raihan Sawon, Suvash Chandra Das, Nazmul Hossain Swapan, Md Delwar Hossain and Moniruzzaman Rana (executive members).
Earlier on March 15, several journalists were injured after being assaulted by police while covering the annual SCBA election.
The incident took place at Supreme Court area on that day.
According to the witnesses, police first entered the Shaheed Shafiur Rahman Auditorium to evacuate the pro-BNP lawyers who were demanding formation of a fresh election conducting committee under an "acceptable" authority.
Law enforcers attacked journalists when they were taking photos and videos of police action on that time, they added.
BDST: 1132 HRS, MAR 17, 2023