DHAKA: A Dhaka court on Tuesday sent opposition BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir to jail in cases of vandalism and torching vehicles during Sunday’s countrywide road blockade.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Ali Hossain passed the order after rejecting bail and remand plea.
Earlier in the day, the court also placed 57 activists of the BNP-led 18-party on a three-day remand each in a case filed for exploding cocktails and preventing police from discharging their duties in the city’s Paltan area during Sunday’s road blockade.
Earlier on Monday, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed were sued on charge of vandalism, torching and subversive activities during Sunday’s road blockade programme.
Police filed two cases against them with Paltan and Darus Salam Thana on Monday morning.
BNP’s media wing officer Shamsuddin Didar confirmed the matter to banglanews.
On Sunday, the countrywide road blockade programme called by opposition BNP led 18-party alliance was observed with violence, torching and vandalizing vehicles.
BDST: 1735 HRS, DEC 11, 2012
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