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Fakhrul, Abbas seek bail from HC

| Updated: January 07, 2023 19:52:31

Fakhrul, Abbas seek bail from HC

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Standing Committee Member Mirza Abbas have filed bail petition with the High Court in a case filed over the December 7 clashes between police and BNP men in the capital's Nayapaltan area, after fourth time rejection by the lower court.

Their lawyers on Monday submitted a petition to the HC seeking their bail in the case, said one of the lawyers on condition of anonymity.

The High Court bench of Justice Md Salim and Justice Md Riaz Uddin Khan may hold hearing on the bail petition on Tuesday.

Mirza Fakhrul and Mirza Abbas have earlier been denied bail four times by the lower courts concerned in the same case.

The case was filed with Paltan Model Police Station on December 8, a day after the clash broke out in front of the party's Naya Paltan office.

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 Naya Paltan central office ahead of its December 10 rally.

Police later started three cases against up to 2,000 people over the incident. They also cordoned off the party office.

Law enforcers picked up Fakhrul and Abbas from their homes around 3:00am on December 9. They were shown arrested on charge of provoking party members to launch an attack on police in the Naya Paltan area.

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