Dhaka – Seven senior leaders of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) have been granted anticipatory bail in a case filed by police for ‘fueling violence by provocative speeches’.
A High Court bench comprising Justice Muhammad Abdul Hafiz and Justice Kashefa Hossain on Wednesday granted the bail for BNP leaders Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Nazrul Islam Khan, Mirza Abbas, Abdul Moyeen Khan, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Amanullah Aman and Ruhul Kuddus Talukder Dulu.
Zainul Abedin, a defence lawyer, said the bail order will remain effective until the police submit report to the lower court.
Police on Monday filed the case against 55 BNP leaders and activists accusing them of instigating people against the government. They were also accused of creating obstacles towards police duty, according to the charges.
Few of the accused were arrested and remanded in custody for interrogation.
A senior leader of the party, Moudud Ahmed, a former law minister, who was also accused in the case granted bail in the case on Tuesday.
Police alleged that the BNP leaders and activists disrupted traffic in Maghbazar and carried out attacks on the law enforcement agencies following the speeches by the senior leaders from a rally in Dhaka on Sunday.
The party trashed the police allegation as politically motivated.