Dr Shahadat Hossain, City unit president of Chattogram BNP and party nominated candidate from Chattogram-9 (Kotwali) constituency, was shown arrested in three more cases when he was produced before a court yesterday.
The court of Additional Metropolitan Magistrate Mohiuddin Murad passed the order to show Shahadat arrested in three cases filed with Bakalia police station when the police produced him before the court with an appeal to show him arrested in the cases, said Assistant Commissioner (Prosecution) Kazi Shahbuddin Ahmed of CMP.
Shahadat's lawyer Advocate Nazim Uddin, general secretary of Chattogram District Bar Association, said that after showing Dr Shahadat arrested in the cases, they sought bail but the court rejected the plea.
The three cases in which the BNP leader was shown arrested, were filed under explosive, sabotage and special power acts, said court sources.
Detectives arrested Shahadat from Dhaka on November 7, when he went to Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court premises to visit BNP leaders and activists. He was later brought to Chattogram and shown arrested in a case filed with Kotwali police station on October 29 on charge of subversive activities.
According to the affidavit submitted before the Returning Officer when filing nomination, he stands accused of 40 cases filed over different charges with different police stations in the city.
From the Ctg-9 constituency, the ruling Awami League nominated Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel, central organising secretary of the party, and son of three-time mayor, late Mohiuddin Chowdhury.