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Fakhrul gets bail in one of 22 cases

The High Court yesterday granted ad-interim bail for six months to BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a case filed for blasting cocktails in the capital's Motijheel on December 9 last year.

The court also issued a rule upon the government to explain in four weeks why Alamgir should not be granted regular bail in that case.

The HC bench of The High Court yesterday granted ad-interim bail for six months to BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a case filed for blasting cocktails in the capital's Motijheel on December 9 last year.

The court also issued a rule upon the government to explain in four weeks why Alamgir should not be granted regular bail in that case.

The HC bench of Justice Quamrul Islam Siddiqui and Justice Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain

passed the order and rule after hearing a petition filed by Fakhrul on January 20 seeking bail in the case.

Fakhrul was shown arrested on January 2 this year, 24 days after the case was filed by Motijheel police under The Explosive Substances Act.

However, the BNP leader cannot be released as he is shown arrested in two other cases filed with Kalabagan and Paltan Police Stations.

Sagir Hossain Leon, a lawyer for Fakhrul, said that police showed him arrested in these two cases on January 16. His client's name has also been included in the descriptions of 27 more cases filed following the opposition's road blockade on December 9, though his name was not on the list of accused, the lawyer added.

The HC granted bail to Fakhrul in two other cases filed with Paltan and Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police stations on January 2, while on January 15, a Dhaka court granted him bail in a case filed with Sutrapur Police Station.

While talking to the reporters, Moudud Ahmed, the defendant's attorney said the government has implicated him in the case after he got bail from the HC in two other cases on January 2.

He apprehended that the government might implicate Fakhrul in other false cases in order to keep him in jail.

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam opposed the bail petition.

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