Nipun Roy freed from jail

Staff Correspondent

19 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

BNP executive committee member Advocate Nipun Roy on Friday was released from jail on bail, nearly two and a half months after her arrest in connection with a case.

Nipun walked out of the Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj around 1:00pm after the bail order reached the jail authorities, said her father and BNP Vice-Chairman Netai Roy Chowdhury.

BNP activists and her relatives received and greeted her with flowers at the jail gate.

On June 16, Nipun Roy, also daughter-in-law of BNP’s Standing Committee Member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, secured ad-interim bail in the two cases filed against her with Jatrabari and Hazaribagh police stations.  On March 28, Nipun was arrested by a team of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) from her Rayerbazar residence on charge of conspiracy to carry out sabotage by torching buses during Hefazat-e-Islam's shutdown.

A case was filed against her with Hazaribagh Police Station. Nipun was also shown arrested in a case filed by Jatrabari Police on charges of illegal assembly and attempted to murder.