Govt seeks stay on Rizvi’s HC bail

Govt seeks stay on Rizvi’s HC bail

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The Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division on Monday sent to the full bench of the division a petition filed by the state seeking a stay order on the bail granted by the High Court to BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi in four cases.
Chamber Judge Justice Hasan Foez Siddique sent the petition to the full bench, headed by Chief Justice SK Sinha, fixing Thursday for hearing.On July 1, the HC granted interim bail to BNP leader Rizvi in the four cases filed against him in connection with street violence.
The state appealed to the Appellate Division on Monday seeking stay of the bail.
Of the four cases, three were filed with Mirpur Police Station while another was lodged with Pallabi Police Station against Rizvi on charge of carrying out subversive activities, including vandalising and torching vehicles and hurling crude bombs.
Rizvi’s counsel Sagir Hossain Leon said the BNP leader has so far secured bail in nine cases out of 17 filed against him during the tenure of the present government.
Amid the BNP’s non-stop countrywide transport blockade, members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested Rizvi from a house in the city’s Baridhara area on January 31.- UNB

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