A Dhaka court on Tuesday indicted 186 people, including Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Dr Shafiqur Rahman, on charges of resorting to violence in Motijheel area of the capital in 2014.
Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Asaduzzman Nur passed the order after rejecting a discharge petition submitted by defence lawyers.The court set March 22 to start recording testimony of witnesses.
The other accused include former Jamaat lawmaker Hamidur Rahman Azad, Jamaat leaders — Professor Mojibur Rahman, Dr Nesar Uddin, Fakhruddin Manik, Dr Shafiqul Islam Masud, Abu Saleh Md Yahya, Dr Samiul Haque Faruki, Dr TM Jafar Ullah, Moinul Islam, Jahirul Islam, Tawhidul Islam, KIM Iqbal, Abu Hossain and Hosne Mobarak.
Sub-inspector Rafiqul Hasan filed a case with Motijheel Police Station on charges of torching a BRTC bus and hurled bombs targeting police vehicle from an anti-government procession.
Sub-Inspector Khandakar Jahid Ali submitted a charge sheet against the accused on April 30, 2014.