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2 February, 2018 00:00 00 AM
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HC grants bail to SCBA chief

STAFF REPORTER

A High Court bench yesterday granted anticipatory bail to Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President and BNP Vice Chairman Advocate Zainul Abedin in three separate criminal cases. Another HC bench also directed the law enforcing agencies not to harass or arrest SCBA Secretary and BNP’s Joint Secretary General Barrister AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon for next one month in the same cases as he will return home from New York on Saturday.

The HC also asked Mahbub Uddin to submit bail petitions to a lower court concerned after appearing before the court in a month in connection with the cases.

The HC bench comprising Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice Krishna Debnath granted the bail to Zainul till submission of the police reports to the trial court in connection with the cases. Another bench of the HC comprising Justice Naima Haider and Zafar Ahmed ordered the authorities concerned of the government not to harass or arrest Barrister AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon for next one month in the same cases.

The HC benches came up with the orders after hearing three separate bail petitions filed by Zainul Abedin and a writ petition filed by Mahbub Uddin’s wife Akhtarunnesa Atia.

Akhtarunnesa submitted the writ petition seeking necessary order apprehending that law enforcers may harass and arrest her husband while he will be returning home from abroad.

The cases were filed with Ramna and Shahbagh Police Stations on charges of attacking police and preventing them from discharging during an agitation enforced by BNP-led alliance while BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s returning home after appearing before a court at Bakshibazarin Dhaka in connection with a corruption case on January 30. Barrister Moudud Ahmed appeared for the petitioners during the hearing on the petitions.

 

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