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Apex court upholds HC bail for Fakhrul, Abbas

The Appellate Division on Sunday upheld a High Court order granting bail to BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Standing Committee Member Mirza Abbas in a case filed over the clash between police and the party activists at Naya Paltan on December 7 last.

A four-member bench of the Appellate Division led by Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique passed the order dismissing the appeal of the government.

The court also directed to dispose the High Court’s rule within 30 days.

On January 4, Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division Justice Jahangir Hossain fixed Sunday (December 8) for the hearing of the petition.

The petition was filed on the same day with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court seeking stay on the HC order granting bail to the two BNP leaders in the case.

The High Court granted six months’ bail to Mirza Fakhrul and Mirza Abbas, in the case on January 3.

The HC also issued a rule asking the government to explain why the two BNP leaders should not be granted permanent bail.