A court of Dhaka on Wednesday once again deferred the hearing on charge framing against 23 BNP leaders and activists, including the party’s Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.CMM Court Magistrate and also a judge of Speedy Trial Court of Dhaka, Atiqur Rahman passed the order fixing January 4, 2016 as the next date for hearing in response to a time petition submitted on behalf of the defence.
Mirza Fakhrul’s lawyer Joynul Abedin Mesba told newsmen, Wednesday was fixed for further hearing on charge faming. However, as Mirza Fakhrul was very busy in connection with the ensuing election he could not appear in the court on Wednesday.
Other accused of the case includes- Barrister Moudud Ahmed, Abdullah Al Noman, Mirza Abbas, Moazzem Hossain Alal, Saiful Islam Nirob, Meer Sarafat Ali Sofu, Sultan Salahuddin Tuku, Azizul Bari Helal and Shafiul Bari Helal.
The case was filed for vandalism and arson on March 2, 2013, in front of Viqarunnissa Noon School and College on Baily Road in the city, during a BNP-led alliance’s agitation programe. On March 20, 2013, Detective Branch SI Ruhul Amin Munshi submitted the charge sheet of the case to the court against the accused.