Voting in Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) election has been suspended as pro-BNP lawyers started demonstrations soon after the polls began.
Awami League-backed white panel lawyers started gathering in a queue from 8am to cast their votes. And some have cast their votes. But, later, authorities suspended the voting due to BNP-backed lawyers’ protest in the polling centre.
A tense situation is now prevailing on the SCBA premises where additional law enforcers have been deployed to avoid any untoward incident.
According to AL-backed lawyer AKM Amin Uddin Manik, the voting has been suspended this morning as pro-BNP lawyers staged demonstration demanding formation of a fresh election conducting committee under an acceptable person.
On Tuesday night, some 3,000 ballot papers were torn. Since then, additional police have been deployed there.