Attack on CJ's residence: Mirza Fakhrul appeals for bail in High Court

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Staff Reporter  :
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has sought bail from the High Court in connection with a case filed over the attack on the residence of the Chief Justice in Kakrail in the capital Dhaka during BNP-police clash on October 28.

He filed a bail petition with the HC on Sunday through his lawyers. On November 22, a Dhaka Court rejected a bail petition filed by BNP Secretary General in the case.

Citing the bail petition, his lawyer Kayser Kamal said that Fakhrul was not involved in the vandalism of the Chief Justice’s residence in any manner.

He is an elderly person and moreover, BNP leader Shahjahan Omar, a co-accused of the same case, has already been granted bail, he added.

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Kayser Kamal said the HC may hold hearing of the bail petition within a few days.

On October 29, the Detective Branch of police detained Fakhrul from his Gulshan residence around 9:25am. That day around 10:00pm, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Rashidul Alam sent him to jail, rejecting his bail prayer.

Later, the petition was filed with the Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s court against the order passed by the Metropolitan Magistrate Court.

Judge (in charge) of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court in Dhaka, Faisal Atiq Bin Quader, on November 22 rejected his bail petition in the case.