Pintu's bail prayer rejected
The High Court (HC) yesterday rejected bail prayer of former BNP lawmaker Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu in the BDR Mutiny case, but directed the government to shift him (Pintu) to Birdem Hospital from Kashimpur Jail for treatment.
The HC bench of Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain and Md Rais Uddin also disposed of a petition filed by Pintu seeking bail in the case.
The court passed the order after hearing arguments of the counsels for both the petitioner and the state.
Barrister Rafique-Ul Huq, counsel for Pintu, told the court that his client is very sick and has been suffering from eye disease.
He said the Dr Niaz Rahman of Bangladesh Eye Hospital has prescribed for sending Pintu to Singapore for better treatment and therefore, he should be granted bail.
Opposing the bail petition, Advocate Anisul Huq, counsel for the state, said if Pintu is granted bail, investigation in the case will be hampered.
Pintu filed a petition with the HC recently seeking bail on medical ground in the case.