A Dhaka court on Wednesday rejected the bail petitions of BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Standing Committee member Mirza Abbas, in a case over the clash between police and the party activists in the capital’s Nayapaltan on December 7.
Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judge Asaduzzaman turned down the petitions when their lawyers sought bail for them, according to UNB.
Syed Joynal Abedin Mezbah, a lawyer of the BNP leaders, said it is the 4th time that the top BNP leaders have been denied bail in the case.
On December 9, a team of Detective Branch (DB) of police picked up Fakhrul and Abbas from their homes in separate raids in the capital city.
Later, they were shown arrested in a case over the clash between police and the party activists in the capital’s Nayapaltan. A Dhaka court sent them to jail rejecting their bail pleas.
On December 12, a Dhaka court rejected the bail petitions of 224 leaders and activists of BNP, including Fakhrul and Abbas.
On December 15, a Dhaka court again rejected the bail petitions of the two BNP leaders in the case.
A Dhaka court ordered to give the division facility to them on December 9 and then they were given the division facility on December 13.
They were accused of instigating, planning and directing an attack on police.
On December 7, a Swechchasebak Dal activist was killed and around 50 others were injured in a clash between police and the BNP activists in front of the party’s Nayapaltan central office, ahead of its December 10 rally.
Police filed four cases at Ramna, Shahjahanpur, Motijheel and Paltan police stations against 720 BNP activists and over 2400 unnamed people in connection with the clash with BNP.
Of the BNP men, 450 were accused in the case filed at Nayapaltan police station, 20 in the Motijheel police station case and seven in the Shahjahanpur police station case.