Police sued at least 56 BNP leaders and activists today on charges of attacking police outside a makeshift court in Dhaka, which was holding hearing in two graft cases against the party chief Khaleda Zia in her presence.
Mohammad Ilias, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Chawkbazar Police Station, confirmed it to The Daily Star.
Yesterday, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia appeared before the court for hearing the charges in the Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage graft cases.
BNP supporters who were accompanying their chief engaged in clashes with the police while trying to enter the court premises at Government Alia Madrasa, Bakshibazar in the capital.
Law enforcers lobbed teargas shells and fired rubber bullets during the clash. At least 10 people including three policemen were injured during the clash and at least two vehicles, parked nearby, vandalised.