Fakhrul to stay in jail

Judge Zahurul Haque of Metropolitan Sessions Court rejected the bail petition of the BNP Acting Secretary General in a case filed by the Motijheel police, in which Fakhrul is blamed for bomb explosions during the opposition road blockade.

Earlier the day, the same court granted him bail in a case filed by the Sutrapur police for his alleged role in vandalism during the Dec 9 countrywide Opposition protests.

Police nabbed the BNP leader in front of the party headquarters on Dec 10 and showed him arrested in two cases. The High Court on Jan 2 granted him an ad interim six-month bail.

However, police showed him arrested the next day in two more cases filed with the Sutrapur and Motijheel police stations on charges of vandalism and bomb explosions during the opposition-sponsored blockade.

The BNP leader moved the Metropolitan Sessions Court after a Dhaka court rejected his bail petitions.

A total of 38 cases were filed over the Dec 9 protests and Fakhrul has been accused in almost all of them.

The defence argued the two cases did not name Fakhrul and requested the court to consider his case with compassion in view of his recent bypass surgery.

The prosecution, however, alleged that the BNP leader had instigated supporters to violence during the road blockade.

Earlier, police had moved the court for a 17-day remand for Fakhrul but a Dhaka court rejected it.

Last year, Fakhrul was also arrested in separate but similar charges of vandalism. He was later freed on bail.bdnews24.com

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