The court orders PBI to submit report within September 23
A Barisal court on Wednesday granted bail to nine accused in two cases filed over the attack on the residence of Barisal Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Munibur Rahman on August 18.
Barisal Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Masum Billah passed the order after hearing a bail prayer filed on behalf of 22 people.
Earlier, advocate Rafiqul filed the petition seeking bail for 13 accused in the cases.
Khokon Chandra Das, general recording officer (GRO) of the court, said that a total of 12 accused were granted bail in the cases. “But as three names are common in both cases, so actually nine men got are bail.”
The Accused Iktier Uddin, Salam Manu, Alo Gazi, Momin Uddin Kalu, Kabir Talukdar, Humayun Kabir Hawladar, Ilias Jamir Uddin and Nasir Uddin.
According to court sources, Barisal city Awami league Joint Secretary Hasan Mahamud Babu did not get bail.
Advocate Talukder Md Yunus, secretary of Barisal district unit Awami League, said they would file bail prayer again on behalf of the arrested on Thursday.
On August 22, the court rejected the bail plea of 21 Awami League men arrested in connection with the cases.
On August 18, a clash broke out between the supporters of the Awami League, Chhatra League members, Barisal City Corporation employees and the Ansar members when the former tried to attack the residence of the UNO at Sadar upazila complex in Barisal.
As many as five people suffered bullet wounds during the clash. Of them, two Awami League men lost their eyesights later.
Two separate cases were filed in this connection.
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UNO Munibur Rahman and Assistant Sub-Inspector of police Shahjalal Mallick were the plaintiffs in the cases, accusing Mayor Serniabat Sadiq Abdullah and his men of obstruction of government work and attempt to murder.
Besides more than 500 unnamed Awami League activists and BCC employees were also accused in the cases.
A total of 22 people have been arrested in this connection so far.
The court directed the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to investigate the cases and submit reports within September 23.
On August 22, Awami League leaders and BCC officials, including city-mayor, meeting the high level administrative and law enforcing officials had reached an understanding about the matter to continue regular civic services of BCC and follow the legal procedure peacefully.