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Nayapaltan Clash

Fakhrul, Abbas get HC bail

Fakhrul, Abbas get HC bail

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The High Court on Tuesday granted six months bail to BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Standing Committee member Mirza Abbas, in a case over the clash between police and the party activists in the capital’s Nayapaltan on December 7 last year, reports UNB.

The HC bench of Justice Md Selim and Justice Md Riaz Uddin granted the bail.

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

Advocate Joynul Abedin stood for the BNP leaders while Additional Attorney General SM Munir represented the state.

Earlier, on Monday, the High Court fixed Tuesday for hearing the bail petitions of the BNP leaders.

Lawyer Sagir Hossain Leone filed separate petitions seeking bail for them.

On December 21, 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 city.

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.

On December 12, a Dhaka court rejected the bail petitions of 224 leaders and activists of BNP, including Fakhrul and Abbas. On December 15, the bail petitions of the two BNP leaders were rejected again.

A Dhaka court ordered to give division facility to them on December 9 and then they were given the division facility from December 13.

They were accused of instigating, planning and directing an attack on police.

On December 7, a Swechchasebak Dal leader was killed and around 50 others were injured in a clash between police and the BNP activists in front of the party’s Nayapaltan central office, ahead of its December 10 rally.

Police filed four cases at Ramna, Shahjahanpur, Motijheel and Paltan police stations against 720 BNP activists and over 2400 unnamed people in connection with the clash with BNP.

Of the BNP men, 450 were accused in the case filed at Nayapaltan police station, 20 in Motijheel police station case and seven in Shahjahanpur police station case.