MK Anwar freed on bail

New Age Online

Nearly six months after his arrest, MK Anwar, an 86-year-old Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member, was finally released on bail from prison cell on Friday.
The BNP leader was freed from the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University prison cell around 2:05pm after his release order had reached the jail authorities.
Anwar’s relatives and some BNP leaders received him at a cabin of BSMMU’s D block, Swechchhasebak Dal joint general secretary Aminul Islam said, reports United News of Bangladesh.
He said though the BNP leader was freed from the prison cell, Anwar is now undergoing treatment at the BSMMU for his various health complications.
The BNP leader was taken to the BSMMU early January this year after he fell ill in jail.
On January 14, the High Court granted six-month interim-bail to MK Anwar in two violence cases filed with Bhatara and Wari police stations in the capital, paving the way for him to walk out of jail.
On August 18 last year, a Comilla court sent BNP leader Anwar to jail rejecting his bail petition in a case filed for petrol bomb attack on a bus in Chouddagram upazila on February 3 last.
Later, he was also shown arrested in some other cases filed in connection with violence during the BNP-led alliance’s movement early last year.

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