A Dhaka court yesterday again rejected bail petitions of BNP Vice-Chairman Sadeque Hossain Khoka in three cases including one for murder of Sub-inspector Md Shahjahan in May last year.
Meanwhile, the High Court granted anticipatory bail to BNP leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain for six weeks in a money laundering case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission.
Judge Md Zahirul Haque of the Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court rejected Khoka's bail prayers after his lawyers submitted three petitions before the court challenging a lower court's bail rejection order, according to our court correspondent.
Khoka was shown arrested in a case filed for killing Shahjahan during the May 5 mayhem in Motijheel centring the Hefajat-e Islam rally.
He was also shown arrested in two other cases filed for attempting to murder cops by throwing cocktails, vandalising vehicles and preventing law enforcers from discharging their duties in the capital's Jatrabari area during demonstrations in November and December.
On the other hand, Khandaker Mosharraf was sued for laundering over Tk 9.53 crore to the United Kingdom, reports our staff correspondent.
ACC Director Nasim Anwar filed the case on February 6 stating that the BNP leader, using the influence of his post, amassed the amount between 2001 and 2006 and deposited that in a bank account in the UK.
The HC yesterday granted the bail after hearing a petition filed by the defendant.