Source: STAR file
Detectives pick up BNP chairperson's adviser Khandaker Mahbub Hossain in front of Jatiya Press Club premise yesterday
The High Court today stayed for seven days a lower court order that granted remand of BNP chief’s adviser Khandker Mahbub Hossain in an “attempted murder” case.
The court asked the authorities concerned to send Khandker Mahbub, also vice chairman of Bangladesh Bar Council, to jail immediately.
The HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Mohammad Ullah also issued a rule upon the government to explain in a week as to why the lower court order should not be cancelled.
Mahbub submitted the petition today through his lawyers seeking cancellation of the Dhaka court order.
The Dhaka court order was illegal, as there was no specific allegation against him, Mahbub said in the petition adding that his name was not mentioned in the first information report of the case.
Defence lawyer M Masud Rana told The Daily Star that police had already taken his client on remand for a day.
The police cannot take him on remand further in the next seven days following the HC order, he added.
On January 8, a Dhaka court permitted police to show Mahbub arrested and granted a two-day remand in the case.
Earlier Shah Mujahidul Islam, sub-inspector of Ramna Police Station, filed the case on January 5, a day after miscreants hurled several crude bombs at the New Circular Road office of Maruf Hossain Sardar, a deputy commissioner of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police, Ramna division.
Detectives picked up Mahbub on January 7 as he came out of the Jatiya Press Club in the capital after a programme where he denounced the January 5 election.