SC: Form new medical board for Fakhrul

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The Appellate Division has asked the authorities of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) to form a new medical board to examine the health of BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam.

A four-member bench of the appex court headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha gave the order on Thursday morning.

The court asked the authorities to form a five-member medical team for the health examination of the BNP leader.

The court asked the team to submit the medical report within 3pm on July 12.

The court also fixed July 13 for hearing the order on the bail of Fakhrul in three cases.

The court on Wednesday said the order on the bail of Fakhrul Islam will be delivered after his medical report is submitted to the Supreme Court.

On July 5, the same bench set July 8 to give its order on the petitions filed by the government seeking a stay on High Court order that granted Fakhrul bail.

On June 21, the High Court bailed Fakhrul in the cases and the prosecution filed separate pleas against the court order.

On Sunday, the Appellate Division upheld the BNP leader’s bail in three other cases after hearing the prosecution’s plea to stay that. On June 18, the BNP leader secured interim bail from the High Court in those cases.

Fakhrul is now under treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University’s prison cell. He was detained on January 6 and was shown arrested in seven cases filed on charges of violence, arson attacks, vandalism and explosions. As the trial court did not grant him bail, Fakhrul moved to the High Court with bail petitions.

On June 13, in accordance with a High Court order, the BNP leader was shifted from Kashimpur jail to the hospital after he fell ill.

Source: Dhaka Tribune

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