BNP leader Ishraque, 2 others jailed for provocation

Jago News Desk Published: 19 May 2024, 06:42 PM | Updated: 19 May 2024, 08:28 PM
BNP leader Ishraque, 2 others jailed for provocation

A court in Dhaka on Sunday sent three people, including BNP's Foreign Affairs Committee member Ishraque Hossain, to jail in a case filed for alleged involvement in provocative activities.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Mohammad As-Shams Jaglul Hossain passed the order this afternoon.

Ishraque's lawyer Taherul Islam Tauhid told BSS, "He earlier secured temporary bail in this case. Today, he applied for permanent bail in all 12 cases against him. The court granted bail in all cases except this one."

On October 29, a man named Mohiuddin Shikder filed a case against BNP leaders- Ishraque, Hasan Sarwardi and Mia Zahidul Islam Arefi with Paltan Police Station in the capital.

According to the case statement, on October 28, 2023, 20 activists led by the trio gave an interview in front of the media. At one point of the interview, one of the accused Mia Arefi, introduced himself as the adviser of the President of America, Joe Biden, and made various anti-state statements.

In the affidavit, the plaintiff further alleged that Hasan Sarwardy and Ishraq Hossain helped and supported him to make this false statement, which incited the other BNP leaders and activists to stir a chaos to disturb the existing peace in the country.

Source: BSS