Fakhrul gets bail in a case, denied in another

This December 10, 2012 photo shows BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir speaking to newsmen after he was taken into a microbus of the Detective Branch of Police in the city.

A Dhaka court on Tuesday rejected a bail petition of BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir hours after granting him bail in another case.

Judge Md Zahirul Haque of the Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court passed the orders.

After hearing both the prosecution and defence, the judge denied bail to the opposition leader in a case filed with Motijheel Police Station for blasting cocktails and assaulting police.

Earlier in the day, the judge granted bail to the BNP leader in another case filed for assaulting police during the opposition’s countrywide road blockade last December 9.

The case was filed with Sutrapur Police Station for assaulting police and preventing them from discharging their duties.

On January 3, the detained BNP leader was shown arrested in the two cases.

Fakhrul’s lawyer Sanaullah Miah filed the bail petitions with Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court in Dhaka challenging the legality of a lower court’s rejection order on the petitions.

Earlier on January 8, another Dhaka court sent Fakhrul back to jail after rejecting his bail petitions in the two cases.

On December 11 last year, Fakhrul was sent to jail following rejection of his bail petitions in two other cases for torching a car and blasting cocktails during the December 9 blockade.

The High Court on January 2 granted him six months ad interim bail in the cases filed with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar and Paltan police stations.

Source: The Daily Star

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