17 days remand for Fakhrul sought

Police on Thursday filed a petition seeking 17 days remand for BNP Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir showing him as arrested in two more strike-related violence cases.

Motijheel and Sutrapur Police filed the petitions seeking exhibit of arrest in the two cases at Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s court.

The court accepted the charges of arrest after hearing.

Sub Inspector Azizul Haque sought 10 days remand on behalf of Motijheel Police Station while Sub Inspector Hekmat Ali sought 7 days to interrogate Fakhrul in custody on behalf of Sutrapur Police Station.

The court will pronounce its verdict on the remand petitions on Jan 8 .

On Wednesday the High Court granted Mirza Fakhrul six months bail in two other violence cases of Paltan and Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station.

Fakhrul had moved the High Court after the Sessions Judge’s Court rejected his bail petition.

After HC granted him bail, Fakhrul’s lawyer Barrister Moudud Ahmed had said that the bail cleared all confusion over his release.

However Attorney General Mahbub-e-Alam has said the release would depend upon two conditions – one whether other cases were present against him and if the state would seek to move the Appellate Division.

A total of 38 cases were filed in the capital during the recent BNP-sponsored road blockade over vandalism and arson. Fakhrul was accused in almost all the cases.


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