Order on BNP leaders’ charges May 21
DHAKA: A Dhaka Court on Sunday fixed May 21 to give its order whether charges against 45 BNP men, including acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a case filed for torching vehicle in front of PM’s office would be taken into cognizance.
Chief Metropolitan magistrate Erfan Ullah passed the order in response to a time plea filed by barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon on Sunday morning.
Earlier 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 PM’s office.
DB inspector Nurul Amin submitted the charge sheet with the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court on Thursday morning.
On May 9, BNP Joint Secretary General Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon secured temporary bail till May 20 in connection with a case filed for vandalizing vehicles during recent hartals.
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 7, the High Court gave split orders in two cases filed against top leaders of opposition BNP.
An HC bench comprising of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Nazrul Islam Talukder passed the split orders after hearing the cased filed for cocktail explosion, and 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.
BDST: 1246 HRS, MAY 13, 2012
Edited by: Maria Salam, Asst Output Editor