12 protesters granted bail
A Dhaka court yesterday granted bail to 12 candidates of the 27th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations and five of their relatives in a case filed for vandalism at the Public Service Commission (PSC) office in the capital on Tuesday.
The candidates came out successful in the first phase results of the 27th BCS examinations but were later dropped from the list of successful ones as per the second phase results.
After submission of bail petition by their lawyer Tariqul Islam, Metropolitan Magistrate Saifur Rahman Siddiqui passed the order upon a bond of Tk 10,000 each with two guarantors.
The arrestees are Mohammad Sayem, Mohammad Selim Sardar, Kalam Uddin, Naziur Rahman Bablu, Mohammad Idris Ali, Mamun Khan, Rashidul Islam, TH Khan alias Apu, Mir Arif Hossain, Anwar Sadat Sayem, Kamal Hossain, Maksud Morshed Hossain, Ariful Islam, Naim Khan, Mohammad Nayan, Abdullah Al Rizvi, and Enamul Haque.
Police arrested them from the spot after they put the main gate of PSC under lock and key and vandalised the windowpanes of the building, leaving the staffers stranded inside the building.
Following the incidents, Mohammad Ashraful Islam, assistant secretary (administration-2) of Public Service Commission Secretariat, filed the case accusing 30 to 40 unknown people in this connection.
The arrestees were sent to jail on the same day after being produced before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court, Dhaka.