Hearing on Fakhrul’s bail plea in Chief Justice residence attack case Nov 22


A Dhaka court on Monday deferred till November 22 the hearing on a plea filed by BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir for bail in a case lodged over attack on the official residence of Chief Justice (CJ) during BNP’s grand rally in the city’s Nayapaltan area on October 28, reports BSS.

Today was fixed for holding hearing on the plea, but the additional public prosecutor Tapos Kumar Paul pleaded to reset the date. Allowing the prosecution plea, Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court’s acting judge Foysal Atiq Bin Kader adjourned the hearing till November 22.

Detective Branch (DB) of police arrested Fakhrul from his Gulshan residence on October 29. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shafi Uddin sent him to jail in the case. The defence on November 2 filed the plea with Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court.

BNP men on October 28 allegedly attacked the residence of the chief justice, breaking down one of the gates. They hurled brickbats towards the main building indiscriminately.

Police filed the case with Ramna Police Station against 59 leaders and activists of BNP including its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, standing committee member Mirza Abbas, vice-chairman Barkat Ullah Bulu, Abdul Awal Mintoo and Shamsuzzaman Dudu.

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