Hafizuddin arrested over ‘baseless email on intelligence agency’
02:43 PM, October 13, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:20 PM, October 13, 2019

BNP leader Hafiz gets bail

BNP Vice-chairman Maj (retd) Hafizuddin Ahmed was granted bail today in a case filed under the Digital Security Act.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Atiqul Islam granted the bail Hafiz upon the bond of Tk 10,000 with two grantors after rejecting a remand prayer filed by police.

Yesterday, law enforcers arrested Hafiz from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the case.

Hafizuddin in connivance with the chief of BNP Chairperson Security Force sent a false, fabricated, and baseless email about government intelligence agency, officer-in-charge of Pallabi Police Station Nazrul Islam told The Daily Star today.

Hafiz’s name allegedly came up in the interrogation of Col (retd) Ishaque Mian, the chief of BNP Chairperson Security Force, who was also arrested yesterday under a case filed under the Digital Security Act.

According to Ishaque’s case statement, police seized a laptop with an email sent from Ishaque’s personal email account to a certain Hiren Mukharjee on May 02, 2019 at 11:57 pm about the role of intelligence agencies during the December 30, 2018, national election.

The statement alleged that Ishaque gave false, fabricated and baseless information about the agencies’ role undermining the image of the state and upon interrogation, he confessed about Maj (retd) Hafizuddin Ahmed, barrister M Sarwar Hossain and others people’s involvement in this.

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