Paltan police today pressed charges against 73 leaders and activists of the BNP-led 18-party alliance including BNP spokesperson Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a case filed for bomb blasts and vandalism in December 2012 during a road blockade.
Sub-Inspector Abu Zafar of Paltan Police Station, who invested the case, submitted two separate charge sheets – one for vandalism and the other for hurling bombs at policemen – to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court of Dhaka.
The officer said though the name of Fakhrul was not in the first information report his involvement was found in the investigation.
According to the charge sheets, around 300 leaders and activists of the BNP-led 18-party alliance brought out a procession from Fakirapool area and marched towards the BNP’s Nayapaltan central office during the blockade on December 9.
At one point, the agitators threw bombs at policemen and vandalised vehicles on the streets.