A Chattogram court yesterday sent BNP's city unit convener Dr Shahadat Hossain and 15 other BNP leaders and activists to jail in three cases filed against them with Chawkbazar and Kotwali police stations on Monday.
The court of metropolitan magistrate Sarwar-e- Jahan sent the leaders and activists to jail after they were produced before the court at around 4:30pm, said Assistant Commissioner (AC) (prosecution) Kazi Shahabuddin Ahmed of CMP.
"Police produced Dr Shahadat Hossain before the court seeking 10-day remand prayer in the extortion case filed with Chawakbazar police station while the court sent him to jail fixing Wednesday for remand hearing," said the AC.
Apart from that, Kotwali police pleaded before the court to show Shahadat arrested in two cases filed over vandalising a traffic box and attacking police during a demonstration rally in Kazir Dewri area on Monday, and sought seven-day remand of 15 BNP leaders and activists; the court also fixed Wednesday for hearing, he added.
Earlier, police filed a case with Kotwali Police Station accusing Dr Shahadat and 56 others BNP leaders and 60 unnamed persons over clash with police.
Shahadat, who was BNP's mayoral candidate in January's Chattogram City Corporation polls, was arrested on Monday night in connection with an extortion case.