Fakhrul shown arrested in 2 more cases

Out of 38 cases filed over Dec 9 blockade, he accused in 20 cases; 17-day remand sought, hearing on prayers Jan 8

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.

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir was shown arrested in two more cases on Thursday filed for blasting cocktails in the capital's Motijheel and Sutrapur areas during the opposition's countrywide blockade on December 9 last year.

Fakhrul was made accused in at least 20 cases, out of 38, filed following the BNP-led 18-party opposition's countrywide road blockade programme on December 9, court sources said.

The detained BNP leader was implicated in the case as Metropolitan Magistrate Asaduzzaman Nur granted two petitions filed by Azizul Haque and Hekmat Ali, sub-inspectors of Motijheel and Sutrapur police stations and also the investigation officers of the cases.

Azizul and Hekmat submitted two prayers before the court seeking 10 day's and seven day's remand for Fakhrul in the cases respectively.

The court fixed January 8 for hearing the two separate remand prayers in presence of the BNP leader.

The High Court on Wednesday granted six months' ad interim bail in other two cases filed for torching a car and blasting cocktails during December 9 programme.

The opposition alliance enforced the roadblock demanding restoration of the caretaker government system.

The following day law enforcers arrested Fakhrul in front of the party's Naya Paltan office in the capital.

 He is now in Kashimpur jail in Gazipur.

Source:The Daily Star