Fakhrul not freed
BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir was shown arrested yesterday in two more cases filed for blasting cocktails and assaulting policemen during the opposition's countrywide roadblock on December 9 last year.
With the filing of these cases, the release of Fakhrul from Kashimpur jail became uncertain, though the High Court on Wednesday granted him bail in two other cases filed with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar and Paltan police stations.
Fakhrul was made accused in at least 20 cases, out of 38 filed following the BNP-led 18-party opposition's countrywide road blockade programme on December 9, court sources said.
Yesterday, Metropolitan Magistrate Asaduzzaman Nur granted two petitions of Azizul Haque and Hekmat Ali, sub-inspectors of Motijheel and Sutrapur police stations, filed in connection with the two cases.
Azizul and Hekmat, also the investigation officers of the cases, submitted two prayers before the court seeking a 10-day and a seven-day remands for Fakhrul.
In their remand prayers, the IOs said on instructions of Fakhrul, his party leaders and activists committed the offences.
So, Fakhrul need to be remanded to find out vital clues about the incidents and whereabouts of other FIR-named accused, they added.
The court fixed January 8 for hearing on two separate remand prayers in presence of the BNP leader.
The High Court on Wednesday granted six months' ad interim bail to Fakhrul in two other cases filed for torching a car and blasting cocktails during the opposition alliance's December 9 programme.
The opposition alliance enforced the roadblock demanding restoration of the caretaker government system.