Dhaka – A Dhaka court on Thursday issued arrest warrants for 34 leaders and activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, an opposition party outside parliament, over criminal charges, officials said.
Metropolitan Sessions Judge Kamrul Hossain Moll passed the order showing them absconding in a case related to arson attacks on vehicles in 2015.
The court also received charges against 47 people, including the 34 BNP leaders and activists, for the allegations.
The BNP leaders Barkatullah Bulu, Selima Rahman, Faruk Kamal Khan, Shamsur Rahman Shimul Biswas, Azizul Bari Helal and Mir Sarafat Ali Safu are among them accused in a case for torching vehicles at city’s Paltan area in January 2015, party spokesman Khairul Kabir Khokon said.
The court also asked the officer-in-charge of Paltan model police station to submit report on implementation of the warrants by April 5, 2017.
Earlier BNP leaders MK Anwar, Amanullah Aman, Rizvi Ahmed, Shawkat Mahmud among 13 people secured bail in the case from the court.
A group of BNP-led 20-party clique leaders and activists brought out a procession and torched a taxicab in front of Rokeya Mansion in the city’s Purana Paltan area nearly 7:45pm on Jan 24, 2015, according to the case statement.