A Dhaka court has sent BNP leaders Amanullah Aman and Nazimuddin Alam to jail in a case filed over last week’s alleged snatching of two party activists from a prison van of the police.
Metropolitan Magistrate Subrata Ghosh Shuvo on Saturday passed the order rejecting their bail petitions, Ramna police station’s General Recording Officer Mahmud told the Dhaka Tribune.
The court also ordered the authorities concerned to take measures as per the jail code for the incarceration of Aman and Nazimuddin as they are sick.
Earlier in the afternoon, Ramna police Inspector Saiful Islam had produced the BNP leaders before the court and sought their imprisonment in the case.
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Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested BNP chief Khaleda Zia’s Advisory Council Member Aman and National Executive Committee Member Nazimuddin from Aman’s home in Dhaka’s Mohakhali DOHS area on Friday night.
Earlier that day, police had also arrested BNP Training Affairs Secretary ABM Mosharraf Hossain from Uttara.
The arrests came only a day before the over 500-strong BNP Executive Committee was set to meet Khaleda ahead of the February 8 verdict in a corruption case against her.
A group of BNP leaders and activists had stormed a police prison van and snatched away two detained fellows during a demonstration near the High Court when Khaleda was returning home after attending the hearing in another graft case last Tuesday.
The case over the incident was filed at Ramna police station afterwards.
On Thursday, RAB also arrested BNP’s Forest and Environment Affairs Assistant Secretary Kazi Rawnaqul Islam Tipu from Shahbagh for his alleged involvement in Tuesday’s attack on police.
The BNP has claimed that the law enforcement agencies have arrested over 275 leaders and activists, including Standing Committee Member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Aassistant Organizing Secretary Aninda Islam Amit and Information Affairs Secretary Azizul Bari Helal, since Tuesday over that attack.