Reported on: June 14, 2012 12:22 PM
Reported in: National
Dhaka, June 14 (UNB) – A court here on Thursday granted bail to BNP`s acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and 15 other leaders of 18-party alliance in a case filed in connection with bomb blasts at Secretariat during opposition`s day-long hartal on April 29.
In his judgment Judge Md Zahurul Huq of the Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court also withdrew production warrants (PW) issued against the 16 opposition leaders.
Earlier, on May 14, the High Court granted an anticipatory bail to Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and 24 other leaders of the BNP-led 18-party alliance in the case until the submission of the charge sheet.
They are now in Kashimpur Jail and facing another case filed for burning a bus in front of the Prime Minister`s Office (PMO) during the April 29 countrywide shutdown.
Two homemade bombs were exploded in the Secretariat during the general strike on Apr 29 enforced by the opposition alliance protesting the disappearance of BNP leader M Ilias Ali.
Shahbagh police filed the case against 28 leaders and activists of the alliance over the blasts.
On May 31, police pressed charges against 29 opposition leaders in the Secretariat blast case.
Tejgaon police station filed another case against the opposition leaders on charge of torching the bus in front of the PMO on the same day.
Police pressed charges against 45 opposition alliance leaders on May 10 in the arson attack case.