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BNP leader Sohel sent to prison upon surrender in court

Politics 2024-03-31, 10:44pm

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Court decision



BNP’s Joint Secretary General Habibun Nabi Khan Sohel was sent to jail today after he surrendered before two separate courts of Dhaka in three cases, in which he was sentenced to a total of five years and six months’ imprisonment in absentia. 

Metropolitan Magistrate Md Ataullah of Dhaka CMM Court sent Sohel to prison after he surrendered before the court in two cases filed over assaulting policemen and preventing them from discharging their duties in Dhaka’s New Market and Paltan areas in 2015 and 2018.

On November 20 last year, the court sentenced Sohel and 13 others to 18 months’ imprisonment for their alleged involvement with committing the offences, said advocate Syed Zainal Abedin Meshbah.

On the same day, the same court sentenced Sohel and 21 others to two years imprisonment in a case filed with Paltan Police Station in September of 2018.

Meanwhile, Metropolitan Magistrate Md Moinul Islam of the court sent Sohel to jail after he surrendered before it in a case filed with Paltan Police Station over sabotage in September of 2018, in which he was sentenced two years’ imprisonment.

On December 20 of last year, the court sentenced Sohel and 18 others in their absentia. - Special Correspondent