A Dhaka court on Tuesday accepted charges against 41 opposition leaders, including BNP leader Moudud Ahmed, in a case filed for torching vehicles and creating panic among people in front of BNP’s Nayapaltan central office on March 6.
After scrutinising the relevant documents, Metropolitan Magistrate Shahriar Mahmud Adnan of the Speedy Trial Court-6 took cognisance of the charges against the opposition men.
On March 23, police submitted the charge-sheet to the court against the 41 leaders and activists of the opposition alliance in this connection.
Among them, seven top opposition leaders — Moudud Ahmed, Mirza Abbas, Amanullah Aman, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Annie, Barkatullah Bulu and Alal — are now in jail while others absconding.
The court also fixed April 29 for submitting a compliance report on the arrest warrant against the rest 34 opposition men.
The names of three other opposition activists were dropped from the charge sheet as their involvement was not proved during the investigation.
Source: UNB Connect