A case against the deputy commissioner and assistant deputy commissioner of Motijheel zone and 36 unnamed policemen filed for attempting to murder two staff of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was dismissed hours after it was filed yesterday.
Metropolitan Magistrate Harun-or-Rashid passed the order as there were no factual elements to support the charges against the accused.
Moreover, the complainant did not ask permission from the home ministry before filing the case, so the case was dismissed as prior approval from the government is mandatory, the magistrate added.
Earlier in the day, advocate Md Khorshed Alam, former general secretary of Dhaka Bar Association and law affairs secretary of BNP, filed the case with the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court of Dhaka against the 38 including Deputy Commissioner Ashrafuzzaman and Assistant Deputy Commissioner Mehedi Hasan.
In his complaint, Alam said on October 21, the accused attacked Col (retd) Abdul Majid and Enam Ahmed both assigned to provide security to the BNP chief.
On October 21, former Chhatra Dal president Sultan Salahuddin Tuku was detained from BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's convoy during a scuffle between police and her personal staff.