A Dhaka court on Wednesday deferred until September 17 the recording of the depositions of the witnesses against 46 leaders and activists of the 18-party alliance, including BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, in an arson attack case.
Metropolitan Magistrate Harun-or-Rashid passed the order following a time petition filed by the lawyer of the accused.
Ten opposition leaders, including BNP joint secretary general Amanullah Aman and its assistant international affairs secretary Nazimuddin Alam, appeared before the court on Wednesday.
The arson case was filed with Tejgaon Police Station for setting a bus on fire on April 29 last year near the Prime Minister’s Office during a general strike enforced by the opposition alliance demanding the disclosure of the whereabouts of disappeared BNP leader M Ilias Ali.
The Detective Branch (DB) of police on May 10 submitted the charge sheet against the 45 opposition leaders and activists to the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court.
Later on 27, they submitted a supplementary charge sheet implicating Chhatra Shibir leader Abdul Jabbar.
The court on July 31, 2012 framed charges against the 18-party leaders and activists.
The accused include BNP standing committee members MK Anwar, Mirza Abbas, Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain and Goyeshwar Chandra Roy, vice-chairman Sadeque Hossain, Liberal Democratic Party president Oli Ahmed, Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami acting ameer Mokbul Hossain, Bangladesh Jatiya Party president Andaleev Rahman Partha and BNP leaders Ruhul Kabir Rizvi and Habibunnabi Khan Sohel.
Source: UNB Connect