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Mirza Fakhrul and Amir Khasru freed from jail

Mirza Fakhrul and Amir Khasru freed from jail
Bangladesh Politics

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Standing Committee Member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury were released from Keraniganj Central Jail this afternoon.

The BNP stalwarts were released on bail after three and a half months of their arrest. They walked out of the Keraniganj Central Jail around 3:30pm, according to Sayrul Islam Khan, a member of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s media wing.   

Hundreds of leaders and activists of BNP and its different fronts and associate bodies have been gathering in front of the jail gate since the morning ahead of release of the two top brass of BNP.  As they came out of the jail gate, the party men welcomed their leaders throwing flower petals on them.      

Then, Mirza Fakhrul waved his hand towards his beloved party members in appreciation of their enthusiastic reception.

Earlier on Wednesday, A Dhaka court granted bail Mirza Fakhrul and Amir Khasru in a case filed for vandalising the chief justice's residence.

Since they were granted bail in all 11 cases related to the mass rally held in front of BNP’s Nayapaltan central office on 28 October, there was no legal bar to their release from prison.

Acting judge of the Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judges Court Faisal Atiq Bin Quader passed the order as their counsels submitted two separate petitions, seeking bail of their clients in connection with the case.

The bail petitions of the two BNP stalwarts have been denied four times by both the High Court and the Lower Court, citing various reasons.

Earlier, Fakhrul was granted bail in 10 cases filed with Ramna and Paltan police stations related to the political violence that erupted across the capital Dhaka on October 28.

Of the cases, six were filed with Paltan Model Police Station, while the remaining four with Ramna Model Police Station.

Fakhrul was arrested in a case filed with Ramna Police Station regarding the attack on the residence of the Chief Justice on 29 October.

Besides, Amir Khasru was arrested by detectives from the capital’s Gulshan area on 3 November last year.

And later in the day, he was placed on a six-day remand in a case filed over the death of a police constable in the clash took place centering BNP’s grand rally on 28 October last year.

The BNP leader was later sent to jail.