The High Court issued a rule on Thursday asking why BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir should not be granted bail in a case lodged over an attack on the official residence of the chief justice (CJ).
The defendants in the case have been asked to respond to the ruling within the next seven days.
Upon hearing Fakhrul’s bail plea, a High Court bench of Justice Md Selim and Justice Shahed Nuruddin issued the rule.
On October 28, chaos broke out as BNP leaders and workers entered into a clash with police at Dhaka’s Nayapaltana and surrounding areas during BNP’s grand rally. Amid the clash, BNP men allegedly attacked the residence of the chief justice, broke one of its gates, and damaged its nameplate.
Police filed the case with Ramna Police Station against 59 leaders and activists of BNP, including its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, standing committee member Mirza Abbas, vice-chairmen Barkat Ullah Bulu, Abdul Awal Mintoo and Shamsuzzaman Dudu.
Fakhrul was arrested from his Gulshan residence by Detective Branch (DB) of police and sent to jail.