Division sought for Fakhrul, Abbas in jail
Two writ petitions were filed today with the High Court, seeking directives upon the prison authorities to give division facilities to BNP leaders Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Mirza Abbas in jail.
Fakhrul's wife Rahat Ara Begum and Abbas's wife Afroza Abbas submitted the petitions to the court, saying their husbands deserve division facilities in jail under the jail code as they are former lawmakers and ministers.
The HC bench of Justice KM Kamrul Kader and Justice Mohammad Ali is expected to hold hearing on the petitions this afternoon.
A prisoner gets a separate room, a bed, a table, a newspaper and some other facilities in jail if he or she is granted division facilities under the jail code.
BNP Secretary General Fakhrul and the party's standing committee member Abbas are now in jail in a case filed over the December-7 clash between police and BNP men in the capital's Nayapaltan area.