|Published : 20 Sep 2016, 17:19:34|
Trial begins against Fakhrul, 73 others in violence case
The trial of a violence case against 74 people including BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir started on Tuesay.
Second Additional Metropolitan Magistrate Ali Masud Sheikh framed charges against them and fixed December 4 to begin witness deposition in the case filed with Paltan police.
Fakhrul and 37 accused were present in the court. Later, the court issued warrants for the arrest of 36 fugitive accused.
Fakhrul’s lawyer Joynul Abedin Mesbah filed a discharge petition only to be rejected by the court.
Paltan police initiated the case on charges of obstructing police work, attempt to murder policemen and holding an illegal rally after a crude bomb blast occurred in front of the Hotel Capital on VIP road on Dec 9, 2012.
The chargesheet in the case was submitted in court in July 2014 accusing 74 leaders and activists of the BNP. BNP’s Standing Committee Member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy and Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi are also accused in the case. –RH