Ad-interim bail to Jamaat leader Razzaq, wife
The High Court (HC) yesterday granted anticipatory bail for three months to Jamaat leader barrister Abdur Razzaq Siddik and his wife Saleha Razzaq Siddiq in a case filed by the police on charges of criminal intimidation to on-duty police and trespass.
Upon a bail petition jointly filed by the Razzaq couple, an HC bench comprising Justice Syed AB Mahmudul Huq and Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury issued a rule upon the government to explain within three weeks as to why the petitioners should not be granted regular bail in the case.
The petitions appeared before the HC for bail in the case.
On March 19, Dewan Abul Hossain, police inspector of the Immigration at Zia International Airport (ZIA), filed the criminal case with the Airport Police Station against them on charges of obstructing the authorities at the airport in the course of their duties at early hours on March 19.
According to the case statement, the couple violated the law by forcing their way into the protected boarding bridge zone ZIA without the authorities' approval or exit seals on their passports, intimidating security personnel and obstructing them from discharging their duty in the early hours on March 19.
After securing interim anticipatory bail, barrister Razzaq filed a writ petition with another HC division bench challenging the legality of filing the case against him and his wife.
The HC is likely to hear the petition today.
Barrister Ajmalul Hossain appeared for the petitioners.