Mobile court awards 2 BNP men jail for distributing leaflets in KhagrachhariNew Age Online
A mobile court here on Monday sentenced two BNP men to 17 days’ imprisonment each for distributing some leaflets with offensive remarks against a vice-chairman candidate in Manikchhari upazila election, UNB reports.
The convicts were identified as Shahidul Islam of Hatimura and Abul Kashem of Boraitali areas.
Officer-in-charge of Manikchhari Police Station Keshob Chakrabarti said a patrol team of police arrested Shahidul Islam from Hatimura and Abul Kashem from Boraitali of the upazila in the afternoon while they were distributing leaflets with disparaging remarks against BNP supported vice-chairman candidate M Enamul Haque in the election.
The duo, supporters of BNP rebel candidate SM Robiul Faruqe, was produced before a mobile court led by executive magistrate Shanjida Sharmin who handed down the verdict.
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