Charges pressed against 49 BNP leaders, activists

Court Correspondent

Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Tuesday submitted two charge sheets against 49 BNP men including Rafiqul Islam Miah and Amanullah Aman in an arson case filed with Paltan police station in the capital.
Mizanur Rahman, sub-inspector of Paltan police station, and also the investigation officer of the case, submitted the charge sheets under penal code and under explosives substance act to sub-inspector Jalal Uddin, general recording officer of Dhaka chief metropolitan magistrate court.
The charge sheets will be moved to the court of chief metropolitan magistrate on March 6.
Among the 49 accused, 22 BNP men including Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal central president Rajib Ahsan, BNP leader Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Annie and Ariful Haq Arif were on bail in the case while 27 BNP men including Rafiqul Islam Miah, Barkatullah Bulu, Khairul Kabir Khokon, Abdul Awal Mintoo, Shimul Biswas, Joynal Abedin Farooq, Sharafat Ali Sapu, Sultan Salauddin Tuku and others have remained fugitive.
The investigation of the case also sought arrest warrant against them as they were fugitive in this case.
According to the another case story, on January 6, 2015, miscreants set fire to a Motijheel-Banani route bus in front of Rupali Bank in Bangabandhu Avenue.
They also exploded three crude bombs during the incident.
The driver of the bus, Nurul Islam, filed the case with the Paltan police station.

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