The High Court yesterday fixed December 29 for passing orders on the bail petitions filed by five arrested BNP leaders in connection with two cases for “attempted murder of cops and creating violence in the capital.”
The leaders are-- BNP standing committee members MK Anwar, Moudud Ahmed, Rafiqul Islam Mia, adviser to BNP chairperson Abdul Awal Mintoo, and special assistant to Khaleda Zia Shimul Biswas.
On November 6, according to the case, opposition leaders blocked a road at Kamalapur Bazar in the capital and blasted crude bombs targeting law enforcers during the hartal on November 5.
On September 24, according to another case, BNP men from a procession vandalised and torched a car and blasted several cocktails before Motijheel Ideal School and College in the capital.
But the names of the five leaders were not mentioned in the cases.
Moudud, Anwar and Rafiqul were detained in front of Hotel Sonargaon in the capital on November 8, while the two others near Khaleda's Gulshan residence on November 9. They were shown arrested on November 9 in the two cases filed by Motijheel police on September 24 and November 6.
This month, the BNP leaders filed separate petitions with the HC seeking bail in the cases, AKM Ehsanur Rahman, one of the lawyers for the petitioners, told The Daily Star yesterday.