Why bail in Aug 21 attack case won't be cancelled
A Dhaka court yesterday asked two Harkatul Jihad (Huji) operatives to explain by August 30 why their bails would not be cancelled in the August 21 grenade attack case.
Judge ANM Bashir Ullah of the Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court passed the order after the prosecution submitted a petition for cancellation of the bail in the murder case.
The Huji men are Munshi Mohibullah, brother of Huji chief Mufti Abdul Hannan, and one of his accomplices Arif Hassan Sumon.
The grisly grenade attack was on an Awami League rally at Bangabandhu Avenue on August 21, 2004 that left 23 people including AL leader Ivy Rahman dead and 300 others injured.
The next day, two cases were filed--one for murder and the other for blasting grenades on the rally.
Earlier on August 12 judge Masdar Hossain of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 granted bails to them on grounds that they didn't have direct involvement.
Moving the petition filed on Sunday, Chief Prosecution Counsel advocate Syed Rezaur Rahman told the court yesterday that the members were directly involved and they had confessed to magistrates.
The judge fixed August 30 for next hearing.
During the hearing on the petition the accused were present in the court with their lawyers.
Second Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Fozila Begum had fixed the same date for hearing on the petitions for cancellation of the bails in the case under the Explosive Substances Act.