A Dhaka court has granted bail to four people who were earlier arrested on charges of attempted murder of policemen while protesting the removal of Lady Justice from the Supreme Court premises on Thursday.
Three of the four protesters are members of Bangladesh Chhatra Union, student wing of Bangladesh Communist Party, including its General Secretary Liton Nandi, it’s Dhaka College unit’s president Morshed Halim, activist Joy and Udichi Shilpi Gosthi member Arifur.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate AKM Moin Uddin Siddique granted the bails upon a bond of Tk5,000 each Sunday afternoon after Barrister Sarah Hossain moved the petitions.
On Saturday, the court set Sunday for hearing the bail pleas of the four protestors after lawyers Sohel Ahmed and Nur Uddin filed the bail petitions with the court.
Earlier in the day, the court sent the four to jail when Shahbagh police station Officer-in-Charge Abul Hossain produced them before it.
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On Friday, Sub-Inspector Md Mofakhkharul Islam filed the case against 150 people, claiming that stick-wielding protesters hurled stones at on-duty policemen with the intention to kill them.
Members of various student fronts and cultural organisations held protests on the Dhaka University campus on Friday, hours after the statue of Lady Justice had been removed.
Police obstructed their march towards High Court’s Mazar Gate. When protesters broke through the barricade, police fired tear gas and used water cannon to disperse them.
Just a day after being removed from in front of the Supreme Court, the statue of Lady Justice was reinstalled before the annex building of the apex court late Saturday night.
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