At least 50 people, including 23 policemen, were injured in the clash
A Dhaka Court on Thursday ordered BNP Executive Committee member Nipun Roy Chowdhury and six other party activists to jail after rejecting the bail plea in the case filed over the Paltan clash on November 14.
Metropolitan Magistrate Shahidul Islam passed the order when investigation officer Inspector Md Kamrul Islam of the Detective Branch produced the seven of them in court after the end of their five-day remand.
Defense Counsels Nitai Roy Chowdhury and Sanaullah Miah, filed a court petition seeking bail for their clients in the case. After hearing the petition the court rejected their petition and sent them all to jail.
Inspector Kamrul Islam told the court that Nipun Roy Chowdhury, Arifa Sultana Ruma, Yousuf Mridha, Abul Hasim, Amir Hossain, Md Mohshin and Md Mamunur Rashid need to be in custody for a proper investigation, which was granted.
On November 15, Nipun, daughter of BNP Vice-Chairman Nitai Roy Chowdhury, was picked up by detectives from Kakrail, Dhaka, in a case filed over the violent clash between police and BNP activists in front of the party’s central office in Naya Paltan on November 14, the third day of BNP’s nomination sales for the 11th general elections.
At least 50 people, including 23 policemen, were injured in the clash.
Paltan Police on November 15 filed three cases against Senior BNP leaders Mirza Abbas and Ruhul Kabir Rizvi who are among the 488 people named by Paltan Police Station for attacks on the police and two vehicles being set aflame during the clash.