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3 BNP men get hail in provocation case

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Update: 2024-05-19 18:43:10
3 BNP men get hail in provocation case

A court in Dhaka today (May 19) sentenced three people, including BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's Foreign Affairs Advisory Committee member Ishraque Hossain, to jail in a case filed for involvement in provocative activities with Paltan Thana on October 2023.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Mohammad As-Shams Jaglul Hossain passed the order this afternoon.

Ishraque's lawyer Taherul Islam Tauhid confirmed the matter to media. 

He said, "He earlier secured temporary bail in this case. Today, he applied for permanent bail in all 12 cases against him. The court granted bail in all cases except this one."

On October 29, a person named Mohiuddin Shikder filed a case with Paltan Police Station in the capital against BNP leaders- Ishraque, Hasan Sarwardi and Mia Zahidul Islam Arefi.

According to the case statement, on October 28, 2023, 20 activists led by the trio gave an interview in front of the media. At one point of the interview, one of the accused Mia Arefi, introduced himself as the adviser of the President of America, Joe Biden, and made various anti-state statements.

In the affidavit, the plaintiff further alleged that Hasan Sarwardy and Ishraq Hossain helped and supported him to make this false statement, which incited the other BNP leaders and activists to stir a chaos to disturb the existing peace in the country.

BDST: 1843 HRS, MAY 19, 2024

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