No lawyer involved in financing militancy: SCBA president

No lawyer involved in financing militancy: SCBA president

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Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president Khandaker Mahbub Hossain yesterday claimed that lawyers are not involved in financing militancy outfit.
“I believe that no lawyers are involved in financing militancy outfit. But, legal action will be taken against three Supreme Court lawyers who were arrested recently if evidence is found that they did indeed fund a militant organisationm” the SCBA president made the observation at a briefing at his office.Hossain also said that the statement of attorney general over the arrested three lawyers is unfortunate.
He also said that they have believed that the arrested three lawyers are guilty. The matter is now under trial. Such type of comment over the sub-judice matter is totally unfortunate and the lawyers felt shameful following his (attorney general) comment, Hossain added.
Earlier in the day, a group of pro-BNP lawyers also formed a human chain at the SCBA premises in protest against the arrest of the lawyers.
Meanwhile, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam yesterday said that the involvement of the three lawyers in financing militancy outfits is alarming.
He also informed that no lawyers have been held over such allegations before. It will be proved in the trial whether the three lawyers are guilty or not as the law enforcers have arrested them based on eliminatory evidence, he added.
Yesterday, Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) claimed arrested of three lawyers, two of them of the top court, from a house at Dhanmondi area in Dhaka for allegedly funding a militant group.
The arrestees are identified as Supreme Court lawyers Barrister Shakila Farjana, 39, and Advocate Hasanuzzaman Liton, 30, and Judge Court lawyer Advocate Mahfuz Chowdhury Bapon, 25. – Staff Reporter

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