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SC upholds HC bail order for Fakhrul, Abbas, no bar to release

SC upholds HC bail order for Fakhrul, Abbas, no bar to release

The Appellate Division this morning upheld the High Court order granting bail to BNP leaders Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Mirza Abbas in a case filed over the clash between police and the party activists at Nayapaltan on December 7 last year.

A four-member bench of the Appellate Division led by Chief Justice Hasan Foyez Siddiqui passed the order disposing of the state’s petition challenging the HC order.

The court also ordered to dispose of the High Court rule on a maintenance ground.

On January 4, Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division Justice Jahangir Hossain fixed today (Sunday) for the hearing of the petition at the full-bench of the Appellate Division.

The petition was filed on the same day with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court seeking stay on the High Court order granting bail to the two BNP leaders in the case.

The High Court granted six months' bail to Mirza Fakhrul and Mirza Abbas, in the case on January 3.

The HC also issued a rule asking the government to explain why the two BNP leaders should not be granted permanent bail.

On December 21 last year, Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judge Asaduzzaman rejected the BNP leaders’ bail petitions for the fourth time.

On December 9, a team of Detective Branch (DB) of police picked up Fakhrul and Abbas from their homes in separate raids in the capital.

Later, they were shown arrested in a case over the clash between police and the party activists in the capital’s Nayapaltan. A Dhaka court sent them to jail rejecting their bail pleas.