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08:01 PM, December 20, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:06 PM, December 20, 2020

11 placed on remand over vandalism during bar council exams

A Dhaka court today placed 11 people on one-day remands each in connection with a case filed for vandalism during yesterday's written test of the Bangladesh Bar Council enrollment exam.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jasim passed the order after Sub-Inspector Md Dulal Hossain, also the investigation officer, produced them before the court with a three-day remand prayer each in the case.

The arrestees are Abdur Rahman, Arman Uddin, Towhidul Islam, Md Jubayer, Shawkat Malakar, Ashis Kumar Das, Md Milon, Shamim Ahmed, Tariqul Islam, Nazibur Rahman and Md Shahidul.

Some examinees yesterday boycotted the test and vandalised different exam centres, including Mohammadpur Mohila College and Government Mohammadpur Model School and College, preventing others from taking the test and burning their answer scripts, claiming that the questions were too hard.

They also hurled abuse at some fellow examinees, and drove away a number of invigilators to stop the exams.

Following the incident, a case was filed with Mohammadpur Police Station yesterday.

Police arrested 11 people from different areas of the capital in connection with the case.

The written test was held at nine examination centres in the capital yesterday from 9:00am to 1:00pm where around 13,000 candidates were scheduled to participate.

The enrolment committee of the Bar Council on November 25 had fixed December 19 for the written test.

The written test for advocateship was scheduled for September 26, but it was deferred due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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