HC asks Aman to surrender in 6 weeks
The High Court yesterday directed BNP leader Amanullah Aman to surrender within six weeks before a lower court, in connection with a case filed over issuing death threat to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The court also asked law enforcers not to harass or arrest Aman, a vice chairman of BNP, by this time.
The HC bench of Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim and Justice Md Kamrul Hossain Mollah passed the order after hearing a petition filed by Aman, seeking anticipatory bail in the case.
Earlier in the day, Aman appeared before the HC bench for bail.
Advocate Zainul Abedin and Advocate Sagir Hossain Leon appeared for Aman while Deputy Attorney General Aminul Islam represented the government.
Earlier on August 6, the HC ordered four other BNP leaders including its Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir to surrender before the lower court in six weeks in the same case and also asked law enforcers not to harass or arrest them by this time. The three other BNP leaders are Dr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury and Gayeshwar Chandra Roy.
Metropolitan Magistrate of Dhaka, Satyabrata Sikder, on August 5 issued arrest warrants against BNP acting Chairman Tarique Rahman and eight other leaders including Mosharraf, Khasru, Gayeshwar and Aman.
AB Siddique, president of Bangladesh Jananetri Parishad, a pro-Awami League organisation, filed the case with a Dhaka court on August 5 saying that Hafizur Rahman Rana, an expelled teacher of Buet, sent him a letter on July 25 with a death threat against the prime minister.