HC grants anticipatory bail to 102 BNP men over clashes in Ctg

The High Court (HC) on Wednesday granted a six-week anticipatory bail to 102 BNP activists and leaders including national executive committee’s Organising Secretary Mahbube Rahman Shamim in four cases over clash with police in the port city’s Kazir Dewri area on January 16.

An HC bench of Justice Mostafa Zaman Islam and Justice Mohammad Aminul Islam granted the bail after hearing a petition, lawyer Mujibur Rahman, a counsel of the BNP, said.

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Md Idris Ali, office secretary of Chattogram Metropolitan unit BNP, confirmed the news.

City unit BNP Convener Dr Shahadat Hossain and Member Secretary Abul Hashem Bakkar, among others, secured the bail.

On January 16, a clash broke out between the BNP supporters and police when a BNP rally was going on in front of the party office in the Kazir Dewri area.

At least 30 people from both the BNP and police were injured in the clashes while law enforcers detained 20 people.

Police sued some 200 BNP men in four cases on that night.

Source: United News of Bangladesh