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Hearing of case against 41 BNP leaders deferred

A Dhaka court on Monday deferred the hearing on charge framing against 41 opposition leaders and activists including Barrister Moudud Ahmed until June 3
in a case filed about violence in the capital on March 6.Magistrate Shahriar Mahmud Adnan of the Speedy Trial
Court-6 of Dhaka passed the deferment order following time petitions filed by three BNP leaders.
An ad published in a vernacular daily asking the fugitive accused in the case to surrender before the court was also submitted to the court on Monday.
The other accused leaders include BNP leaders Mirza Abbas, Amanullah Aman, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Annie and Barkatullah
Bulu and Jubo Dal president Moazzem Hossain Alal.
Bulu, Annie, Gayeshawar and BNP activist Ruhul Amin turned up to the court on Monday while Alal is in jail custody in other two cases.
However, lawyers of Moudud, Mirza Abbas and Alal filed separate time petitions giving different reasons.
After hearing, the court granted the time petitions and fixed June 3 for hearing on charge framing against the opposition leaders and activists.
On April 16, the same court took cognisance of the charges against the opposition men. The court also issued a warrant for the arrest of 34 absconding accused.
On March 23, police submitted the charge sheet to the court against 41 leaders and activists of the opposition alliance in this connection.
Police filed the case against 44 opposition leaders and activists for torching vehicles and creating panic among people in front of BNP’s Nayapaltan central office on March 6.
The names of three opposition activists were dropped from the charge-sheet as their involvement was not found during investigation.
(Court Correspondent)

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