This courtesy file photo shows family members of Musa and Masud huddle together and cry. Musa and his son Masud, supporters of winning Jatiya Party candidate were killed on January 6 when supporters of defeated Awami League election candidate Mannan Khan attacked them at Hajarbigha of Dohar in Dhaka.
A Dhaka court today sent 13 Awami League activists to jail on their surrender in connection with January 6 post-polls violence in Dohar of Dhaka where three people were killed.
Three people were killed and nine injured on the day when supporters of defeated AL candidate Mannan Khan carried out an attack on the henchmen of winning candidate Salma Islam of Jatiya Party a day after the 10th general election.
Senior Judicial Magistrate Afroza Sheuli ordered to send the ruling party activists to jail after rejecting their bail petitions.
The accused today surrendered before the court and sough bail following a High Court order.
The HC on January 27 granted them bail for eight weeks in the case and asked them to surrender before the trial court on expiry of their bail period.
On January 6 post-polls violence in Dohar, JP supporters Mokbul Munshi, 35, Moksed Khandaker Musa, 55, and his son Masud Khandaker, 28, were killed.
Motaleb Khandaker, son of Musa, filed a case with Dohar Police Station on January 7 accusing 56 named and 80-90 unnamed people in connection with the killing.
Later on March 4, Abu Bakkar Siddique, a sub-inspector of Detective Branch of police and also the investigation officer (IO) of the case, pressed charges against 60 people including the 13 AL men.
On the same day, the IO also urged the court to issue arrest warrant against the fugitive accused in the case.
Of the accused, 29 are now on bail while 31 went into hiding immediately after the killing.
The court will decided on April 1 whether it will take the charges into cognisance in the case.