UNB, Dhaka : Terming the ACC’s probe into the graft allegation against former judge Motahar Hossain ‘vindictive’, leaders of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Sunday alleged that the government is harassing the judge intentionally through using the graft watchdog as he acquitted BNP leader Tarique Rahman of money-laundering charges. “We think the investigation launched by the ACC into the allegation of accumulating wealth illegally by former lower court judge Motahar Hossain is vindictive. It’s an attempt made by the government to establish its control over the judiciary,” said SCBA president AJ Mohammad Ali. He came up with the allegation at a press conference held at the SCBA Bhaban. Mohammad Ali urged all concerned not to harass the retired judge who is now staying abroad for the sake of independent judiciary and to uphold its image. SCBA general secretary and BNP joint secretary general Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon and other executive committee members were also present.