BNP Vice Chairman Shahjahan Omar, who was arrested in a case filed for setting a bus on fire in Dhaka’s New Market area on November 4, walked out of jail on Wednesday evening after securing bail.
Defence lawyer Masum Ahmed Talukdar confirmed the development, saying that his client was released from Kashimpur Central Jail at 6: 05 pm after his bail order reached there.
Earlier, Dhaka Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Faisal Atiq Bin Quader passed the order after hearing a bail plea, he said.
On November 4, a bus of Mirpur Super Link Limited was set on fire at Gausia Market area under the New Market Police Station around 7:15pm. The bus suffered a loss of around Tk 5 lakh. The bus driver filed the case.
Later, detective police picked up the BNP leader from a house in the capital in the early hours of November 5 as a suspect in the case.
On the same day, a Dhaka court placed him on remand for four days in the case after he was produced with a seven-day remand prayer.
The BNP leader is the first person to secure bail after the arrest of several BNP leaders, including BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, standing committee member Mirza Abbas, Altaf Hossain Chowdhury following the clash with law enforcers centring the October 28 clash.