Charges framed against Fakhrul, 73 others in cop attack case

Charges framed against Fakhrul, 73 others in cop attack case


A court here on Tuesday framed charges against BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and 73 leaders and activists of the 20-party alliance in a case filed for obstructing police from discharging their duties and attempt to murder.Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ali Masud Sheikh framed the charges in presence of Fakhrul and 37 accused of the case.

The court also fixed December 4 to start the formal trial of the case.Later, the court issued warrants for the arrest of 36 fugitive accused.Fakhrul’s lawyer Joynul Abedin Meshab filed a discharge petition only to be rejected by the court.On December 9, 2012, a group of miscreants carried out an attack on police and hurled five crude bombs to law enforcers at Fakirapool Intersection in the city during a daylong hartal enforced by the then BNP-led 18-party alliance.Later, sub-inspector of Paltan Police Station M Abu Taher Bhuiyan filed a case against 200-300 unidentified people.On July 28, 2014, sub-inspector of the same police station M Abu Jafar, also the investigation officer of the case, submitted a chargesheet against Fakhrul and 73 others.


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