Suspended Mayor of Sylhet, Ariful’s bail denied

Suspended Mayor of Sylhet, Ariful’s bail denied

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Dhaka-A tribunal here on Monday rejected the bail petition of suspended Sylhet City Corporation Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury in a case filed under the Explosives Substances Act over the killing of former Finance Minister Shah AMS Kibria.Passing the order, Judge Mohammad Atabullah of the Special Tribunal fixed November 8 for the next hearing in the case.
Five people, including Kibria, were killed and 70 others injured in a grenade attack on a public rally of local Awami League at Baidder Bazar in Sadar upazila on January 27, 2005.
Awami League leader Abdul Mazid Khan filed two cases — one for murder and another under the Explosives Substances Act — with the Habiganj police station the following day.
Assistant superintendent of CID Munshi Atique submitted a charge-sheet against 10 BNP leaders and activists, including Ariful, on March 19, 2005.
Sylhet Senior Judicial Magistrate’s Court on December 30, 2014 sent Ariful to jail after he appeared before it with a bail prayer in the cases.

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