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Four BNP top leaders get interim bail

New Age Online

The High Court Sunday granted six months’ interim bail to BNP leaders Moudud Ahmed, MK Anwar, Rafiqul Islam Mia and Shamsur Rahman Shimul Biswas in two cases relating to Hefazat-e-Islam's violence in May last year in Dhaka.
A bench of Justice Borhan Uddin and Justice KM Kamrul Kader also sought an explanation from the police to explain why the leaders would not be granted permanent bail.
The bench passed the order after hearing separate bail petitions by the leaders challenging the Dhaka metropolitan sessions judge court’s order that had rejected their prayers for bail in the cases on January 21.
The High Court earlier on January 21 granted bail to Moudud, Anwar, Rafiqul and Shimul in two other cases relating to blasting crude bombs during BNP’s protests in front of Motijheel Ideal School and College in September and in front of Anar Bakery at Kamalapur in December, said lawyer AKM Ehsanur Rahman.
Ehsanur said the four leaders would now need to seek bails in one more case relating to Hefazat’s violence committed at Shapla Square in Motijheel on May 5.
The four leaders were arrested on November 8 and later implicated in five cases, three of which relating to Hefazat’s mayhem.




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