DHAKA: The indictment hearing of the vehicle torching case against BNP Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and 45 other 18-party leaders was not held Tuesday due to High Court stay.
Earlier on July 31, the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court fixed Tuesday for the indictment hearing.
But, the High Court on Monday stayed the proceedings of the case for eight weeks in response to a petition BNP joint secretary general Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokan.
Confirming the matter, defense lawyer Taherul Islam Touhid said, “We informed the court about the HC stay order earlier and appealed for stay the trial proceedings. On the basis of the plea, Judge Hurun-ur-Rashid postponed the hearing.”
“The CMM Court will give necessary directive in this regard later”, he added.
On July 31, 18 party leaders including BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir were indicted in the case.
Of the 46 accused, 39 got bail and three are staying in jail.
On April 30, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir among a number of 18-party 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.
BDST: 1252 HRS, AUG 07, 2012
Edited by: Maria Salam, Asst Output Editor/ SM Salahuddin, Output Editor
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