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Fakhrul sent back to jail

Bail plea rejected in 'cop assault' case

A Dhaka court yesterday sent BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir back to jail for the third time after rejecting his remand and bail petitions in a case.

Kalabagan police filed the case for assaulting police and preventing them from discharging their duties in front of Padma General Hospital on Sonargaon Road in the city during the opposition's December 9 road blockade.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Saifur Rahman came up with the order after rejecting a 10-day remand prayer of the investigation officer of the case and bail application of the accused.

During the hearings of the case, Fakhrul was produced before the court at 10:30am amid tight security.

The hearing on a 10-day remand prayer, which was sought to quiz Fakhrul in another case, will be held on Sunday.

The case was filed with Paltan Police Station for his alleged involvement in blasting cocktails in the city's Bijoynagar area on December 9 last year.

Earlier on January 8, Fakhrul was sent back to jail for the second time in connection with two cases.

The cases were filed with Sutrapur and Motijheel police stations for his alleged involvement in blasting cocktails and assaulting police during the opposition's road blockade.

On December 11, the BNP leader was sent to jail for the first time in two other cases.

The cases were filed with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar and Paltan police stations for his alleged involvement in torching vehicles and exploding cocktails in Kakrail and East Razabazar areas during the road blockade.

So far, the BNP leader got bail only in five of the 22 cases he has been facing.

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If a top and well respected politician of the opposition party is treated in this manner by the police time and again and magistrates are convinced that the stories of the fictitious charges framed by the police to be true then what hopes are there for the democracy and justice to exist? Police have a new slogan under the present Govt of using the words preventing them from discharging their duties. Acting GS of BNP has earned countrywide respect from all strata of the society who stand taller among all the politicians. He by his own charisma brought new dimensions in democracy and politics has become a threat for the Govt. Govt is stooping that law to bring false accusations against him only to frustrate the opposition movements and retain its power by employing dirty tricks. Every one understand this. Instead of listening to the opposition voice and people's demand they are forcibly going ahead with their own agenda of politics. Unfortunate even judiciary is siding with the unethical behaviour of the Govt in crushing the top leaders of the major opposition party. Today the police brutality even surpasses the same of the 1947 movements under British Raj. It now seems any Govt coming to power somehow or the other can easily use all state machinery to annihilate the opposition and continue to hold on to power. Is it our new democracy? It is far far worse than dictatorship. .

: Elihan U.K.

Fakhrul Islam, I really feel sorry for you. You come to court and go back to jail. No judge will bail you because you block roads, assault police and even torch buses. Unfortunately you have to come to court 22 times.

: Labu Khan





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