BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday filed a petition before the Supreme Court seeking further extension of deadline for his surrender.Fakhrul’s counsel Sagir Hossain Leon submitted the petition before the SC seeking extension of the deadline by eight weeks.
Earlier, the SC extended deadline for Mirza Fakhrul’s surrender twice.
On October 6, the Supreme Court extended until November 2 its order asking the BNP acting secretary general to surrender before the lower court in three cases.
Following a petition, the Appellate Division first on August 31 extended for six weeks its earlier order asking the BNP leader to surrender.
The Appellate Division on July 13 upheld the High Court bail for six weeks to the BNP acting secretary general in the three cases related to street violence considering the necessity of his advanced treatment abroad.
The SC came up with the order after receiving a report from a five-member medical team, comprising two surgeons of vascular surgery, a respiratory medicine specialist, a medicine specialist and a cardiologist, formed by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital (BSMMU) authorities on the health condition of the BNP leader.
The court also asked Fakhrul to surrender to the trial court before expiry of the bail.
Six months after his arrest, the BNP leader who has been facing a number of cases relating to political violence, was released from jail on July 14.
On January 6, plainclothes police picked up Fakhrul as he came out of the Jatiya Press Club after nearly 25 hours of stay there following BNP’s announcement to observe January-5 as ‘Democracy Killing Day’, protesting the 10th parliamentary polls held on the day.