Prof Tajmeri SA Islam, retired professor of Dhaka University and adviser to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, has been granted bail in a sabotage case filed in 2018.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mahbub Ahmed passed the order on Tuesday following a bail petition, said Prof Tajmeri’s Lawyer Masud Ahmed Talukdar.
Uttara police arrested Prof Tajmeri on Thursday, in a case filed over obstructing police from performing duties during an anti-government demonstration of the party in the capital's Uttara on September 23, 2018.
Later, she was sent to Kashimpur Central Jail as a court rejected her bail petition.
According to the family sources of Tajmeri, the case was filed against Tajmeri allegedly for trying to attack a vehicle with explosives in the Uttara area which was a case in absentia. She is being harassed for political revenge, alleged her family.
According to court and lawyer sources, Prof Tajmeri is one of the 75 accused indicted in the sabotage case. She was granted bail by the High Court in that case.
On March 7 last year, the Dhaka Metropolitan Detective Police (DB) submitted a chargesheet in the case.
Professor Tajmeri did not appear in court after the chargesheet was submitted. Accepting the chargesheet, the court issued an arrest warrant on May 7 last year.
Prof Tajmeri, a former dean of science faculty, chairperson of Chemistry department and provost of Ruqayyah Hall of Dhaka University, was involved with White Panel, pro-BNP teachers' association of the University.