Two BNP leaders in Habiganj jail, 41 others granted bail
Two leaders of BNP-Chatra Dal have been sent to jail in Habiganj. Also, the court has granted bail to 41 activists including GK Ghosh.
The court area was covered with security sheets from Thursday morning to noon. About half a hundred policemen were deployed in the court premises. At around 12 noon BNP general secretary Alhaj GK Gauch, Lakhai Upazila BNP general secretary Advocate Samchul Islam and Habiganj district Chhatra Dal president Emran Hossain, Jubo Dal leader Councilor Sofikur Rahman Situ, Tipu Ahmed and 43 other activists including District and Sessions Judge Md. When Hasanul Islam appeared in the court and pleaded for bail, the judge granted bail to 41 people and ordered to send advocates Samshul Haque and Emran to jail without granting bail.
Incidentally, 43 leaders and activists of BNP and allied organizations appeared in the court on Thursday and sought bail in the case filed by Lakhai Thana police. On the occasion of the divisional mass meeting in Sylhet, BNP organized a preparatory meeting at Bamoi Bazar on the evening of November 16. Leaders and activists including former mayor GK Gauch were present there. When the police came to the meeting place and blocked them, they clashed with the activists. At that time, the police fired rubber bullets and tearshells, injuring more than half a hundred activists including GK Gouch. Later they were treated in different hospitals. A few policemen were also injured that day.
The day after the incident, SI Fazle Rabbi of Lakhai police station filed this case under the Police Assault and Explosives Act. In this, 45 people including GK Gouch have been named and 150 to 200 unknown accused.
In this case, on November 22, 41 activists got six weeks bail from the High Court. They appeared in the lower court on Thursday as their bail expired.