Rizvi walks out of jail on bail

Dhaka,  Mon,  25 September 2017
Published : 20 Oct 2016, 00:41:24

Rizvi walks out of jail on bail

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi was released from jail on bail on Wednesday, report agencies.

The BNP leader walked out of Kashimpur Central Jail-2 around 5:07 pm after his release order had reached the jail authorities, said senior jail super Prashanta Kumar Banik.

Rizvi's family members, including his wife, and some BNP leaders and activists received him at the jail gate.

Soon after his release, Rizvi said he is going to his residence in the city's Shaymoli area for taking rest as his health condition is not good.

He said he will soon receive treatment under a specialised doctor.

Earlier on Sunday, the Supreme Court upheld the High Court (HC) order that granted him bail in an arson case filed with Ramna thana.

On October 13, the HC granted six months' anticipatory bail to the BNP leader in the case filed on January 18, 2015 on charges of attempting to kill police after hurling petrol bombs on a vehicle.

On August 18 this year, Ruhul Kabir Rizvi surrendered before the court that sent him to jail after rejecting his bail petitions in the cases.

The HC on September 7 granted bail to Ruhul Kabir Rizvi in five

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