Charge against 9 for attacking Bernicat's convoy accepted

Sun Online Desk

25th March, 2021 04:57:39 printer

Charge against 9 for attacking Bernicat's convoy accepted

A Dhaka court has accepted charge-sheet filed against nine accused in a case involving attack on former US ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat's convoy in August 2018.

The accused are Firoz Mahmud, Naimul Hasan Rasel, Mir Amzad Hossain Akash, Sazu Islam, Razibul Islam Razu, Shahidul Alam Khan Kajol, Mozahid Azmi Tanna, Siam and Oli Ahmed Jony.

Accused Firoz Mamud is on the run while the rest are enlarged on bail.

Metropolitan Magistrate Md Mainul Islam accepted the charge-sheet on Thursday.

The magistrate issued arrest warrant against Firoz. The court directed officer-in-charge of Mohammadpur Police Station to submit a compliance report within April 27.

On August 4, 2018, the nine accused along with some 15 to 20 unidentified people gathered near the Iqbal Road residence of Badiul Alam Majumder and chased the car of Marcia Bernicat.

The accused then threw brick chips at her car, the probe report said.

Shusashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan) Secretary Badiul Alam Majumdar filed the case with Mohammadpur Police Station on August 10, 2018 following the attack.

 On January 20, Detective Branch (DB) Inspector and IO of the case Md Abdur Rouf submitted the charge-sheet to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court of Dhaka accusing nine local leaders and activists of Awami League and Chhatra League.