BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir was freed on bail from prison this evening, hours after a Dhaka court sent him to prison in two arson cases.
He got out of the Dhaka Central Jail around 6:00pm, Sayrul Kabir Khan, a media wing staff of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, told The Daily Star.
Fakhrul secured bail in the two arson cases this afternoon, around four hours after Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Golam Nabi sent him to prison in the same cases.
Fakhrul’s lawyer moved a reconsideration petition with the court saying that the BNP leader fell sick after imprisonment.
The incident came after Fakhrul started the day in a good mood as he became the full functioning secretary general of BNP after serving as acting secretary general for almost six years.
The veteran BNP leader appeared before a trial court this morning, upon directives from the Supreme Court, to seek bail in the two cases filed with Paltan Police Station.
Magistrate Nabi denied him bail.