Mirza Fakhrul-Abbas is out on bail
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Standing Committee Member Mirza Abbas have been released on bail after a long month of imprisonment. They were released from the Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj on Monday (January 9) evening. The matter was confirmed by lawyer Barrister Kaiser Kamal.
He said that at six in the evening they came out of the jail and waved to the waiting BNP leaders and activists. At this time, hundreds of activists marched.
Before this, the bail of Mirza Fakhrul and Mirza Abbas was filed in the court around 3:30 pm. The bail order documents reached the jail around 4:30 pm. A decision was taken to release them after scrutinizing their bail documents. The Appellate Division upheld the bail given by the High Court to Mirza Fakhrul and Mirza Abbas last Sunday. A four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Hasan Faiz Siddiqui passed the order after resolving the plea filed by the state seeking cancellation of bail. At the same time, the High Court’s ruling on their permanent bail has been ordered to be settled within one month.
Earlier, on January 3, the High Court granted interim bail to Mirza Fakhrul and Mirza Abbas for 6 months. Later, when the state applied for suspension of that bail, the chamber court sent the matter to the full bench of the Appellate Division for hearing on January 4. And until the hearing in the Appellate Division is over, the accused is barred from filing bail in the lower court.
Incidentally, DB Police arrested Mirza Fakhrul and Mirza Abbas on the night of December 7 amid the tension surrounding BNP’s divisional rally in Dhaka on December 10. Later, 450 people, including these two BNP leaders, were arrested in the case of ‘inciting’ the party leaders and workers to ‘attack the police’ in front of the BNP office in Nayapaltan of the capital. Police registered four cases in Paltan, Motijheel, Shahjahanpur and Ramna police stations in connection with the clash. However, Mirza Fakhrul or Mirza Abbas were not named in those cases. Mirza Fakhrul and Mirza Abbas were produced in the court on December 9 after being arrested as unknown accused. After the hearing, the court denied them bail and sent them to jail.