VANDALISM ON CJ'S RESIDENCE: Fakhrul, Khasru seek bail


Court Correspondent :
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Standing Committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury sought bail on Tuesday in a case related to vandalism at the Chief Justice’s residence during the clash between BNP supporters and police on October 28 last year.

The Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court of Dhaka, presided over by Judge Md Asaduzzaman, scheduled February 14 for the bail hearing.

Previously, on February 1, Metropolitan Magistrate Farzana Shakila Sumu Chowdhury of the Dhaka CMM Court denied Fakhrul’s bail request. Fakhrul’s bail has been declined four times by the High Court Division and lower courts in various instances for this case.

Additionally, another Dhaka court rejected Amir Khasru’s bail application on January 24, marking the third denial by the High Court and lower courts.


Mirza Fakhrul previously secured bail in 10 other cases connected to political violence on October 28, filed at Ramna and Paltan Model Police Stations. These cases accused him and others of offenses including the murder of a police constable, illegal assembly, vehicle vandalism, rioting, police weapon snatching, property damage, assaulting police officers, and hindering their duties.

Fakhrul was arrested on October 29 in a case lodged with Ramna Model Police Station for an attack on the Chief Justice’s residence. His bail plea was turned down by the acting judge of the Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judge Court, Faisal Atiq Bin Kader, on November 22 and by the High Court on January 10.

Amir Khasru was detained on November 3 in Gulshan, Dhaka, and subsequently remanded for six days related to the death of a police constable during a grand rally on October 28. He was later jailed.

The allegations in these cases include the killing of a police constable, unlawful assembly, vehicle vandalism, rioting, snatching of a police weapon, property damage, police assault, and obstruction of police duties.