HC orders 4 BNP leaders to surrender within 6week

DHAKA, The High Court (HC) today ordered four leaders

of BNP, including its Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir to

surrender before trial court within six weeks in a case lodged for allegedly

making threats.

A High Court division bench comprising Justice Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain and

Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order after holding hearing on

anticipatory bail petitions filed by the four.

The petitioners are Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Khandaker Mosharraf

Hossain, Goyeswar Chandra Roy and Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury.

The court also asked law enforcers not to arrest or harass them in any way

during this time.

A Dhaka court on August 5 issued warrant to arrest nine leaders and

activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) including party acting

Chairman Tarique Rahman and its Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir

for making death threats.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Satyabrata Shikder passed the order, taking

into cognizance a case filed against them by Jananetri Parishad president AB

Siddiqui.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)