Court again turns down Pintu's petition for bail
A Tangail court yesterday again rejected the bail petition of BNP central leader and former deputy minister Abdus Salam Pintu in an extortion case.
He was produced in the court of Senior Judicial Magistrate Sheuly Rani Das, who rejected the bail petition and sent him to jail. The same court on April 25 rejected Pintu's bail prayer in the case and sent him to jail.
Local AL worker Zahidul Islam Bhuiyan alias Lebu filed the case against Pintu and 10 others with Bhuapur Police Station on October 13 last year.
In the case statement, the complainant stated that a gang of 10 on the instruction of Abdus Salam Pintu stormed into his house on October 1, 2001 and demanded Tk 3 lakh from his wife Flora Begum.
As she refused to oblige, the gang vandalised the house and took away money and other valuables, the complainant added.
Pintu, one of the accused in the case for grenade attack on Awami League (AL) rally in the city on August 21, 2004, was brought to Tangail from Dhaka Central Jail in a prison van on Wednesday night.
Of the 10 other accused, eight were earlier granted bail by the High Court while the rest two are now staying abroad, police said.