DHAKA: A Dhaka court Wednesday deferred until July 3 for framing charges against BNP Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and 45 other 18-party leaders in a vehicle torching case.
Metropolitan Magistrate MD Erfan Ullah passed the order following a time plea as all the accused in the case were not appeared.
The 18-party leaders appeared before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court at around 11:45am.
Amongst the 46 accused in the case, 40 are in bail, two in jail and four are in run.
On June 14, Fakhrul among nine BNP leaders were freed on bail in a case filed for cocktail explosion at the secretariat during hartal.
Earlier on May 27, the High Court 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.
Meanwhile, the court issued a rule upon the government for one week asking why the other detained leaders should not be grated bail.
On May 23, Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judge Jahurul Haque sent the 33 opposition leaders to jail rejecting their bail pleas 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.
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.
BDST: 1230 HRS, JUN 20, 2012
Edited by: Tilka Binte Mehtab, Newsroom Editor, Shahin Afroz, Newsroom Editor