BNP lawmaker Harun gets bail
After a two-day confinement in jail custody, BNP lawmaker Harunur Rashid from Chandpur-4 constituency yesterday obtained bail in a forgery case filed by a BNP leader.
Second Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Habibur Rahman Siddiqui granted the bail upon a bond of Tk 30,000 with two guarantors after he (accused) submitted a bail petition and made submissions on the issue.
Metropolitan Magistrate Rashed Kabir on Thursday rejected a bail petition of the lawmaker and sent him to jail after he appeared before a Dhaka court along with his lawyers.
Mohammad Abdul Hannan, a BNP leader from Chandpur, filed the case against Rashid with Ramna Police Station on January 5 on charges of bringing false allegations against him (the complainant).
In his first information report (FIR), Hannan said that he had submitted nomination papers to the election commission to contest the December 29 election from Chandpur-4 constituency.
But Rashid attached a forged BA (pass) degree certificate with his (Hannan) nomination forms and then he informed the election commission that Hannan's certificate is fake. Following the complaint, the election commission rejected Hannan's nomination.
The complainant said the accused had tarnished his image in the society as well as the political arena and had also caused him a monetary loss of Tk 50 crore.
The investigation officer (IO) of the case, Sub-Inspector (SI) ABM Masud, investigated the case and found that Rashid added a forged certificate to Hannan's nomination forms.
Following the submission of the charge sheet, the magistrate issued an arrest warrant against the accused.