BNP leader Khasru, Swapan denied bail in police constable murder case


UNB, Dhaka :

A Dhaka court on Wednesday rejected the bail petitions of BNP standing committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury and its media cell convener Zahir Uddin Swapan in a case filed over the killing of a policeman during BNP rally on October 28.

Judge Faisal Atiq Bin Kader of the First Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court of Dhaka passed the order after hearing the bail petitions.

The court also rejected the bail plea of BNP organising secretary Emran Saleh Prince in a case filed over snatching firearms.

State counsel Taposh Kumar Paul confirmed the bail rejection.

Advocate Joynal Abedin Mesbah appeared for the accused.


Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested Amir Khasru from his Gulshan residence around 1:45am on November 2. During the same time, BNP media cell convener and former MP Zahir Uddin Swapan was arrested from another house in Gulshan.

On November 3, the court placed them on a six-day remand. They were sent to jail on November 9 after remand.

Constable Amirul Islam Parvez was beaten to death in a clash between police and BNP activists that broke out during the party’s grand rally on October 28.

The next day, Sub-Inspector Masuk Mia of Paltan Model Police Station filed a murder case, naming BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir as the main accused.

A total of 164 people, including top BNP leaders, were named in the case.

Meanwhile, BNP organising secretary Emran Saleh Prince is currently in jail in a case filed with Paltan Police Station on charges of snatching a firearm and vandalising the Liberation War Museum of Bangladesh Police.