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HC grants Fakhrul, 3 others bail for 6 weeks
Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.

HC grants Fakhrul, 3 others bail for 6 weeks

Dhaka, Aug 06 – The High Court (HC) yesterday directed the top four BNP leaders including its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir to surrender before the senior judicial magistrate court of Dhaka within six weeks in a case filed over the allegations of issuing ‘death threat’ to prime minister Sheikh Hasina.The HC also asked the law enforcers not to arrest or harass them by this time in connection with the case.
The vacation bench of the HC comprising Justice Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order after disposing of four separate petitions filed by the BNP leaders seeking anticipatory bail in the case.
The three other BNP leaders are — its standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury and Gayeshwar Chandra Roy.
Earlier in the morning yesterday, all the four BNP leaders appeared before the HC bench seeking bail in the case filed by Bangladesh Jononetri Paishad president AB Siddique against them on charge of “issuing death threat to the complainant and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina”.
On Monday, Metropolitan Magistrate Satyabrata Sikder issued warrant of arrest order against eight including the four in the case. It also fixed August 28 for return of the execution of arrest warrant issued against the accused.
In the case, the complainant alleged that Hafizur Rahman Rana, an expelled teacher of BUET, sent him a letter on July 25 this year.
According to the case statement, it was alleged that the teacher, in his letter, threatened to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, family members of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the complainant AB Siddiki with help of Islamic State (IS) on August 15.
It also mentioned that the memorial complex of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman would be demolished by bombing.
It has been said that a new Bangladesh will be established under the leadership of Tarique Rahman, the letter said.
Advocate Khandaker Mahbub Hossain, one of the counsel for BNP leaders, told reporters that the case was filed with an ill motive to harass the BNP leader politically.
The court issued the arrest warrant in the first day of filing the case, which is showed that the judiciary is working to make the government happy, he alleged. – UNB