Khaleda’s plea rejected Lawyers’ scuffle disrupts trial

Khaleda’s plea rejected Lawyers’ scuffle disrupts trial

September 17, 2014     Published Time : 19:25:00

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Lawyers of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) involved in scuffles on the premises of the judicial court that create deadlock in trial procedure on Wednesday noon.

The scuffles took place after the hearing of the appeal for rescheduling the date of deposition submission of BNP chief Khaleda Zia and others in the two cases of money embezzlement.

Earlier, makeshift court of 3rd special judge Basudev Roy, set-up on the premises of Dhaka Alia Madrasa ground in city’s Bakshibazar area, fixed Wednesday as the date of deposition.

Khaleda Zia’s lawyers Wednesday morning appealed for rescheduling the date of deposition submission of the two cases. They also appealed saying the defender’s inability to be present in the court.

The judge accepted Khaleda’s absence but dismissed the appeal of rescheduling the date of deposition submission.

He also passed the order to start taking deposition.

After the order, Khaleda’s lawyers started shouting inside the court and locked into an altercation with ACC lawyers. They also involved in scuffles.

However, ACC deputy director Harun-or-Rashid was present at the court to submit his deposition for the two cases.

Sanaullah Mia, one of Khaleda’s lawyers, told that they appealed for rescheduling the date of deposition as BNP chief Khaleda Zia could not be present at the court.

He mentioned the security reason as the cause of her absence.
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