Dhaka, Oct 3 (UNB) - The High Court on Wednesday granted anticipatory bails to seven top BNP leaders including its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a case filed with Hatirjheel Police station.
An HC bench of Justice Muhammad Abdul Hafiz and Justice Kashefa Hossain passed the order after the BNP leaders appeared before it with bail prayers in the case.
The other leaders are BNP Standing Committee Members Nazrul Islam Khan, Mirza Abbas, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan, the party’s vice-chairmen Amanullah Aman and Ruhul Kuddus Talukder.
Barrister Moudud Ahmed, advocate Zainul Abedin and Barrister Mahabub Uddin Khokon stood for the BNP leaders.
Advocate Zainul Abedin said the HC granted them bail for four weeks till submission of the charge-sheet of the case.
The case was filed with Hatirjheel Police Station on charges of preventing police from discharging their duties and for “instigating” subversive activities on October 1.
Sylhet, Oct 3 (UNB) – The by-election to Golapganj Municipality began on Wednesday with a peaceful manner.
The polling that started around 8 am will continue till 4 pm without any break.
However, no untoward incident took place till filling of this report around 11:30 am.
Four candidates are contesting for the mayoral post of the municipality. They are Jakaria Ahmed Paplu (Awami League) and independent candidates Aminul Islam Rabel (AL errant), Golam Kibria Chowdhury Shaheen and Moshius Sunnah Chowdhury Narjis.
Three striking forces of police, a mobile team, three platoons of Borer Guard Bangladesh and four expert teams of Rapid Action Battalion have been deployed for security reasons.
A total of 21,632 voters--10,958 male and 10,674 female--will exercise their franchise in the by-election.
The post remained vacant since May 31 as Sirajul Jabbar Chowdhury, mayor of Golapganj municipality in Sylhet, died of cardiac arrest at a Dhaka hospital.
Dhaka, Oct 2 (UNB) – BNP on Tuesday alleged that an “absurd’ case was filed against its top leaders, including secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, as part of the government’s move to hold a lopsided election.
"The government is moving ahead with an outline for a one-sided and silent election without people’s participation. Filing of the cases, we think, against our senior leaders is the first step towards implementing their plan,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.
Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, he alleged that the government has turned vindictive following BNP’s ‘big’ public rally at Suhrawardy Udyan. “After the wholesale arrest of BNP leaders and activists from the rally, the government has now filed a false and absurd case against our senior leaders.”
The BNP leader said Hatirjheel police filed a case against 55 BNP leaders, including Fakhrul, standing committee members Moudud, Mirza Abbas, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan, Nazrul Islam Khan and Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury on a ‘false’ charge of obstructing police from performing duties and instigating ‘subversive acts’.
“The case is false, fabricated and totally conspiratorial one. The government is using brutal repressive acts as its weapons to suppress BNP leaders and activists. The government has repeatedly been indulging in such a dangerous game even after knowing that its fall is certain,” he observed.
Rizvi, on behalf of BNP, strongly protested and condemned the filing of such a ‘false’ case and demanded the government withdraw it immediately.
He said police are always ready with a format of fictitious charges to arrest BNP leaders and activists and implicate them in cases. “They used the same format to file the case against our senior leaders.”
Rizvi said the government has exposed its intention of holding a stage-managed and unilateral election by filing the case. “It’s also clearly manifested that they (govt) don’t want a participatory election.”
He criticised Prime Minister's ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy for questioning the ethics of Editors’ Council as they are raising voice against the Digital Security Act.
Rizvi said the Digital Security Act has been enacted to gag the media and people’s voice.
Dhaka, Oct 2 (UNB) - Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman HM Ershad on Tuesday said that the people of the country like to see JP in power as they are waiting to cast their votes for 'Plough', his party’s poll symbol.
Ershad made the claim while speaking at a meeting with the senior leaders Bangladesh Khelafat Majlish held in the city’s Banani area.
He also urged the JP leaders and activists to work for victory facing all conspiracies.
Ershad also asked the party men to work with sincerity.
Jatiya Party Secretary General ABM Ruhul Amin Hawladar, Presidium member Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu, Sunil Shubho Roy, Major (retd) Khaled Akhter and Shafiqul Islam Sentu were present at the meeting.
Besides, Senior Nayeb-e Ameer Maulana Ismail Nurpuri of Bangladesh Khelafat Majlish was present there with others members of the party.
Dhaka, Oct 2 (UNB) - The High Court on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed and its law affairs secretary Sanaullah Miah in three separate cases filed with Hatirjheel and Khilgaon Police stations.
An HC bench of Justice Muhammad Abdul Hafiz and Justice Kashefa Hossain passed the order after the BNP leaders surrendered before the court and prayed for bail in the cases.
Of the cases, two was filed with Khilgaon Police Station against Sanaullah Miah on September 20 on charges of preventing police from discharging their duty and the other was filed against Moudud with Hatirjheel Police Station on October 1 for “instigating” subversive activities.
Barrister AKM Ehsanur Rahman, who stood for the BNP leaders, said the HC granted them bail until the submission of the charge-sheets in the cases.