Fakhrul, Rizvi, Falu denied bail again
A Dhaka court yesterday turned down separate bail petitions filed by three BNP leaders including the party's acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in connection with five arson cases.
The other leaders are: BNP Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed and Mosaddek Ali Falu, adviser to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.
The order came after their lawyers submitted separate bail petitions against rejection orders from the lower courts on different dates.
Among the five cases, two were filed against Fakhrul on January 5 in connection with torching vehicles and exploding crude bombs in the capital's Motijheel and Paltan areas on January 4.
On January 6, detectives picked up Fakhrul as he came out of the Jatiya Press Club and later he was shown arrested in seven cases and was remanded for several days.
Rizvi was denied bail in two cases filed with Jatrabari police for arson attack on a bus that left three passengers dead and 26 others injured on January 23.
The BNP leader was arrested in Baridhara on January 31 and was shown arrested in a dozen of cases and remanded for 27 days.
The case in which Falu's bail was denied yesterday was filed for torching a vehicle in Mirpur 1 on January 28.
Detectives held Falu before Khaleda's Gulshan office on February 1 and he was shown arrested in different arson cases and remanded for 13 days in three cases.