61 BNP men sent to jail in Sylhet
A Sylhet court yesterday sent 61 local leaders and activists of BNP and its front organisations to jail in connection with the death of three people during hartal in Biswanath upazila in Sylhet on April 23.
Additional District and Sessions Judge-III Manzurul Haque Khan passed the order rejecting appeal for bail extension.
A total of 89 accused including seven union parishad (UP) chairmen obtained ad-interim bail from a High Court bench for two months.
Of them, 61 appeared before the court seeking extension of their bails in the case yesterday.
On April 23 this year, the three people were murdered during a nationwide hartal called by the BNP demanding return of its missing leader M Ilias Ali and his driver.