Khoka released on bailNew Age Online
Nearly two and a half months after his arrest, BNP vice-chairman and its Dhaka city unit convener Sadeque Hossain Khoka was released from jail on bail on Wednesday evening, UNB reported.
As Khoka came out of Dhaka Central Jail around 5:00pm, leaders and activists of BNP and its front organisations, led by Dhaka city unit BNP member secretary Abdus Salam, received him with bouquets at the jail gate, his personal secretary Monirul Islam told UNB.
The jubilant BNP men also brought out a procession marking his release.
Khoka, also the former Dhaka City Corporation mayor and an ex-minister, later drove home straight from the jail.
Monir said the BNP vice chairman was accused in nine cases and secured bails from the court in all the cases.
He said the High Court on Sunday granted bail to Khoka in three cases while he got bails in six other cases earlier, Monir added.
Among the three cases he got bail on Sunday, two were filed with Jatrabari police station against him for instigating party activists to explode bombs and vandalise vehicles and arson during the BNP-led alliance’s blockade programme on November 12 last year.
Another case was filed against him with Motijheel police station for his alleged involvement in the anarchy unleashed by Hefajat-e-Islam activists in the city’s Motijheel area on May 5 last year.
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) had arrested the BNP leader from an Uttara house on December 4 last year.
He was first shown arrested in two cases filed with Shahbagh and Ramna police stations respectively on charge of violence and torching vehicles.
Later, he was implicated in seven other cases.
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