454 BNP leaders and activists including Rizvi are in jail, 23 are on remand
The court has sent 454 people, including the party’s senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, to jail in the case filed in three separate police stations in connection with the clash between BNP leaders and activists in the capital. Besides, 23 people were remanded for two days.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of Dhaka Tofazzal Hossain gave this order after rejecting their bail application on Thursday evening.
In the same incident, the court granted bail to Dhaka Metropolitan North convener Aman Ullah Aman and volunteer party leader Abdul Quader Bhuya Jewell.
BNP leaders and activists arrested in Nayapaltan clash with police on Wednesday afternoon were taken to court this evening for remand and bail hearing. After that, the police wants a seven-day remand of 23 people for proper investigation of the case. The court gave this order after the hearing of both sides.
Those remanded are BNP leader Mostafizur Rahman Babul, Dhaka divisional assistant organizing secretary Selimuzzaman Salim, Dhaka district BNP president Khandaker Abu Ashfaq, BNP leader Shahjahan, AKM Aminul Islam, Wakil Ahmed, Sajeeb Bhuiyan, Sarwar Hossain Sheikh, Saidul Iqbal Mahmud, Mizanur Rahman. , Al Amin, Saiful, Shubo Faraji and Mahmud Hasan Roni.
Earlier, 3 separate cases were registered in Paltan, Motijheel and Shahjahanpur police stations in connection with police-BNP clashes in Nayapalton area of the capital. A total of 3,000 accused have been made in these cases.
Earlier, the police applied to detain 452 leaders and activists of BNP including senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. The notable accused in the case are – Dhaka Metropolitan South Convener Abdus Salam, Special Assistant to BNP Chairperson Shimul Biswas, Joint Secretary General Khairul Kabir Khokon, Former Organizing Secretary Fazlul Haque Milan, Central Publicity Secretary Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Anyi, National Executive Committee Member Abdul Quader Bhuiyan Jewell and others. Earlier, Sub-Inspector Mizanur Rahman of capital’s Paltan police station filed the case as plaintiff.
Lawyers for both sides in the court premises: The arrested activists were brought to the court in a prison van in the case related to the police clash with the party leaders and activists in front of the BNP office in Nayapaltan.
First, the first prison van arrived at the Dhaka CMM court premises at around quarter past one. Then at quarter past three, two more prison vans arrived with the detainees. One by one, 11 prison vans brought the arrested accused of BNP to the court.
At that time, Awami League and pro-BNP lawyers took a stand in front of the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court building and held a protest march until the evening. They demanded the immediate unconditional release of the detained activists from the protest march. Otherwise, they warned that a strict movement will be made against the government. Pro-Awami lawyers said that if any kind of unstable situation or chaos is created in the court area, it will be suppressed with strict hands.
Tight security in the court area: Additional police have been deployed in the entire court area since this morning to bring the arrested 450 BNP activists to the court. As the court had its annual vacation in December, the attendance of lawyers was relatively low.
The main gate on the eastern side of the CMM Court area was closed after 2 pm. Although the small gate was open, everyone was searched and admitted. Even if the families and relatives of the arrested accused of BNP came, they could not stand in front of the court and the jail. At this time, the law and order forces are seen to be in a strict position.