Tuesday, February 27

Cops denied remand of Fakhrul


A Dhaka court today sent Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir to jail after rejecting both the remand and the bail petitions in connection with an arson case.

Metropolitan Magistrate Tareq Mainul Islam Bhuyan directed the investigation officer of the case to interrogate the acting secretary general of BNP Fakhrul at the jail gate within 10 working days.

The order came after sub-inspector Khandakar Jahangir Hossain of Paltan Police Station and also investigation officer of the case produced Fakhrul before it with a 10-day remand prayer.

Soon after the order, pro-BNP lawyers raised hue and cry on the court premises and chanted slogans demanding withdrawal of the order. They also brought out a procession on the court premises.

Earlier in the day, police sought Fakhrul in custody for 10 days in remand in an arson case of Paltan police. Arrested yesterday for instigating the arson on a vehicle at Paltan on Sunday, Fakhrul was produced before a Dhaka court today where the lawmen sought him in remand.

Fakhrul’s defence also moved a bail prayer. Fakhrul is the prime accused, described as instigators to the crime, along with 28 others, including Mirza Abbas, in the case filed by Paltan Police Station Sub-Inspector Zulhas Miah.

He was taken to Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s court around 3:30pm today, within the timeframe to produce an accused before court inside the 24-hour limit.

Hearing was underway at the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Tarek Mainul Islam Bhuiyan until the filing of this report.
Sub Inspector Jahangir Hossain, from on behalf of Paltan Police Station, moved the remand prayer.