Three BNP leaders and a senior lawyer in the Supreme Court have received anticipatory bail from the High Court. They are BNP Vice Chairman Advocate Zainul Abedin, Advocate Nitai Roy Chowdhury and Joint Secretary General AM Mahbubuddin Khokon.
The court granted anticipatory bail to them in two separate cases of sabotage filed at Ramna police station in connection with the violence on the day of BNP’s general meeting on October 28.
At the same time, the High Court ordered them to surrender before the Metropolitan Sessions Court after four weeks.
High Court Justice Abu Taher on Tuesday. Saifur Rahman and Justice Md. A bench comprising Bashir Ullah passed the order.
They were granted bail for the next three weeks on consideration of their personal reputation as lawyers. However, the high court also mentioned in the order that this bail order cannot be used as a reference in the case of anticipatory bail of other accused.
At that time, the High Court said that the attack on the Chief Justice’s residence was a blow to the heart of the judiciary. Which does not send a good message to the nation. He requested to go outside this premises to hold political program to keep the court safe.
Police Inspector Mofizur Rahman of Ramna Police Station filed the case on the day of the BNP’s grand rally in Nayapaltan on the day of the attack on the Chief Justice’s residence. BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir was sent to jail on October 29 in this case. In the case, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and the party’s standing committee member Mirza Abbas, along with 59 leaders and activists, were accused.
According to the statement of the case, BNP leaders-activists attacked and vandalized the residence of the Chief Justice at 1 o’clock on October 28.