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SC to hear appeal on Sunday challenging HC bail to Fakhrul, Abbas

The Appellate Division on Wednesday fixed Sunday (Jan 8) for hearing the petition challenging the High Court order granting bail to BNP leaders Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Mirza Abbas in a case filed over the clash between police and the party activists at Nayapaltan on December 7 last year.


Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division Justice Jahangir Hossain passed the order after hearing a petition.


The court also said that the two BNP leaders will not be allowed to submit their bail bond before the court during the period.


Barrister Ruhul Kuddus, a counsel of the two BNP leaders, said the decision about their bail will be known on Sunday as the full bench of the Appellate Division will hear the petition.


State files petition challenging HC bail to Fakhrul, Abbas


Earlier, in the day, a petition was filed with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court seeking stay on the High Court order granting bail to the two BNP leaders in the case.


Additional Attorney General SM Munir said the government filed the petition with the Appellate Division bench concerned this morning.


Earlier, on Tuesday, the High Court granted six months’ bail to BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and its standing committee member Mirza Abbas, in the case.


The court also issued a rule asking the government to explain why the two BNP leaders should not be granted permanent bail.


On December 21, Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judge Asaduzzaman rejected the BNP leaders’ bail petitions for the fourth time.


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.


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, the bail petitions of the two BNP leaders were rejected again.


A Dhaka court ordered to give division facility to them on December 9 and then they were given the division facility from December 13.


They were accused of instigating, planning, and directing an attack on police.


On December 7, a Swechchasebak Dal leader 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 a case filed at Motijheel police station and seven in a case filed at Shahjahanpur police station.


Source: United News of Bangladesh