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MK Anwar gets bail

Update : 22 Aug 2013, 06:20 AM

A Dhaka Court on Thursday granted bail to BNP standing committee member MK Anwar in a case filed under the Information and Communication Act.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mustafa Shahriar Khan granted the bail on a bond of Tk20,000 after the BNP leader surrendered before the court and sought bail.

Earlier on May 7, Swechchhasebak League leader Debasish filed the case against the opposition leader for allegedly inciting communal discord.

According to the case statement, Anwar, on May 6, allegedly told a press briefing at the party’s central office in Nayapaltan that hundreds of copies of the Holy Qur’an were set ablaze by a group of ruling party men led by Debasish in front of the National Mosque Baitul Mukarram during the mayhem caused by Hefazat-e-Islam in the capital’s Paltan and Gulistan area on May 5.

On May 6, Md Nasir Uddin, a sub-inspector of Paltan Police Station also filed a general diary against the BNP lawmaker for his remarks.

Later, a Dhaka court directed DB inspector Anisul Islam to look into the allegation and submit a report in this regard before it.

Anisul submitted a charge sheet against the BNP leader finding the allegation true on June 17 under the ICT act, and the court later issued a summon to MK Anwar.

In response, the BNP leader surrendered to the court on Thursday and sought bail.

The General Recording Officer (GRO) Ronop Kumar Bhakto told the Dhaka Tribune the case would be transferred to Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judge Court for trial.

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