Fakhrul sent back to jail
A Dhaka court yesterday sent BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir back to jail for the third time after rejecting his remand and bail petitions in a case.
Kalabagan police filed the case for assaulting police and preventing them from discharging their duties in front of Padma General Hospital on Sonargaon Road in the city during the opposition's December 9 road blockade.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Saifur Rahman came up with the order after rejecting a 10-day remand prayer of the investigation officer of the case and bail application of the accused.
During the hearings of the case, Fakhrul was produced before the court at 10:30am amid tight security.
The hearing on a 10-day remand prayer, which was sought to quiz Fakhrul in another case, will be held on Sunday.
The case was filed with Paltan Police Station for his alleged involvement in blasting cocktails in the city's Bijoynagar area on December 9 last year.
Earlier on January 8, Fakhrul was sent back to jail for the second time in connection with two cases.
The cases were filed with Sutrapur and Motijheel police stations for his alleged involvement in blasting cocktails and assaulting police during the opposition's road blockade.
On December 11, the BNP leader was sent to jail for the first time in two other cases.
The cases were filed with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar and Paltan police stations for his alleged involvement in torching vehicles and exploding cocktails in Kakrail and East Razabazar areas during the road blockade.
So far, the BNP leader got bail only in five of the 22 cases he has been facing.