Jubo Dal cheif Alal, 57 others indicted
A Dhaka court yesterday framed charges against Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal President Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal and 57 others in a case filed for torching vehicles and exploding bombs during a hartal in December 2012.
All the accused, now on bail, pleaded not guilty and demanded justice after Metropolitan Magistrate Tareq Mainul Islam Bhuiyan read out the charges.
BNP leaders Habibunnabi Khan Sohel and Sultan Salauddin Tuku are also accused in the case. The court fixed September 18 to start the trial.
According to the case statement, some 6,000 BNP activists, including the 58, brought out a procession on December 18 before Police Hospital in the capital's Shantinagar and marched towards the party's Nayapaltan office.
During the procession, they vandalised and torched vehicles and hurled crude bombs targeting the law enforcers.