Police charge Rizvi and Co in court

Police on Sunday pressed charges against 148 people including senior BNP leaders Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, Amanullah Aman and Zainul Abdin Farroque in a Dhaka court over the March 11 violence in front of the party headquarters.

Sub-Inspector Mahmadul  Hasan of Paltan Police Station, who is investigating the case, filed the  chargesheet, Metropolitan Sessions Court’s Additional Public Prosecutor Shah  Alam Talukder told bdnews24.com.

The Investigation officer has appealed  to exclude six persons as their complicity had not been found.

Talukder  said the court of Speedy Trial Tribunal judge Keshob Roy Chowdhury would accept  the chargesheet.

An opposition rally on Mar 11 in front of the BNP  headquarters ended in chaos after several crude bombs exploded. The law keepers  raided the party office and detained 155 opposition activists including several  top BNP leaders.

Police also claimed to have found 10 crude bombs from  the BNP office.

The following day police released BNP Acting Secretary  General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, former Dhaka Mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka  and former Home Minister Altaf Hossain Chowdhury but filed two cases against 154  opposition activists at the Paltan Police Station over the  mayhem.

Opposition Chief Whip Farroque, BNP Joint General Secretary Aman  and Mohammad Shahjahan, DAB General Secretary and BNP Chairperson’s Advisor Dr M  Zahid Hossain and BNP Assistant Information and Research Affairs Secretary  Habibur Rahman were accused of instigation to violence.

The court has  already sent Rizvi, Aman and Farroque to jail in the two cases and the rest 151  have been remanded.

On Mar 20, the court of Roy Chowdhury granted police  three days to quiz 151 accused for three days in the case filed under the Speedy  Trial Act and Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Md Ali granted five  day-remand for each detainees in another case filed under the Explosives  Act.

Source: bdnews24


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