Gazipur: The wives and family members of detained leaders of 18-party alliance Monady staged a human chain demo in Kashimpur Jail area of the district demanding quick release of the detained leaders.
Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal arranged the human chain in front of the jail gate at about 11:00am.
Among others, Nahid Hannan, wife of BNP standing committee member Brig. (Rtd.) ASM Hannan Shah and Shampa Haque, wife of AKM Fazlul Haque Milon attended the demo.
Earlier on Sunday, the wives and family members of the detained leaders alleged that the national level senior leaders became the prey of police harassment inside the jail.
They came up with the observation while addressing press conference at the VIP lounge of national Press Club on Sunday morning.
According to the written statement, puting the 18-party leaders in jail is a shameful incident for the democracy. They all have the rights of getting bail as they are the respectable and noted politicians of the country.
Meanwhile, they alleged that the detained leaders are not getting necessary things and even medicines inside the jail.
On the other hand, the High Court on Sunday granted bail for six weeks to five BNP lawmakers in a vehicle torching case in front of PM’s office during hartal.
They are—MK Anwar, barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon, Col. (Rtd.) Oli Ahmed, barrister Andalib Rahman Partha and Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Anne.
An HC bench comprising of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice FRM Nazmul Ahsan issued the bail in response to separate bail petitions filed by the detained 33 leaders of 18-party alliance.
Meanwhile, the court issued a rule upon the government for one week asking why the other detained leaders should not be grated bail.
Earlier on May 23, a Dhaka Court rejected the bail plea of 33 opposition leaders, including BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in cocktail explosion, vehicle vandalism and arson cases for the second time.
On may 16, a Dhaka Court asked the authority concerned to send 33 leaders of BNP-led 18-party including BNP acting secretary general Fakhrul Islam Alamgir to jail after rejecting their bail prayers.
On the day, some 33 leaders of BNP-led 18-party alliance surrendered before the CMM Court and sought bail in a case filed for torching vehicle in front of PM’s office during hartal.
Earlier on May 13, the High Court directed the leaders of BNP-led 18-party alliance accused in arson and blast cases, to surrender before a lower court by May 16.
On May 7, an HC bench comprising of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Nazrul Islam Talukder passed a split orders after hearing the cased filed for cocktail explosion, vehicle vandalism and arson.
The senior Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury granted bail to the top leaders of the party until the charge sheets are framed against them.
The junior Justice however ordered them to surrender before the lower court within seven days. But, the leaders would not be arrested and harassed during the time, he added.
On May 2, a High Court bench felt embarrassed to entertain the bail petitions filed by senior BNP leaders, including acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.
On April 30, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir among a number of alliance leaders were sued for their alleged involvement in cocktail explosion at secretariat, vehicle vandalism and arson in PM office area during Sunday’s dawn-to-dusk hartal.
Police filed two cases with Tejgaon and Shahbagh Thanas. Fakhrul was made accused in the both cases.
On May 10, DB police submitted charge sheet against 45 leaders and activists of BNP-led 18-party alliance including party’s acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a case of torching vehicle in front of PMO.
BDST: 1319 HRS, MAY 28, 2012
Edited by: Maria Salam, Asst Output Editor
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