Bail won’t be granted in Hefazat’s vandalism cases now: HC

Staff Correspondent | Published: 17:57, May 18,2021 | Updated: 17:59, May 18,2021


The High Court on Tuesday told lawyers that it would not grant bail right now for people arrested in cases relating to vandalism by Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh in late March and early April.

The online bench of Justice Mamnoon Rahman and Justice Khandaker Diliruzzaman made the observation verbally after returning the bail prayer of accused Ferdous Khan Rana to his lawyer Zainul Abedin.

Zainul Abedin prayed for Ferdous’s bail stating that his client was a diploma engineer but he was arrested on April 8 and later was implicated in a case filed by the police in Brahmanbaria on charge of obstructing the law enforcement agencies from discharging duties.

Deputy attorney general Taherul Islam opposed the bail to Ferdous Khan Rana, saying that the accused involved in recent vandalism by Hefazat men at Brahmanbaria.

Violence occurred in Dhaka, Chattogram, Brahmanbaria and elsewhere in the country while Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh had been protesting against visit of Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India, to Bangladesh in late March.

The law enforcement agencies later arrested over 1000 people for their alleged involvement in violence at places of the country.

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