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6 February, 2018 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 6 February, 2018 02:12:45 AM
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HC grants bails to Shawkat, Khokan

STAFF REPORTER

The High Court yesterday granted anticipatory bail for eight-week to BNP chairperson’s adviser Shawkat Mahmud in a case filed on charge of attacking police and snatching two accused from the law enforcers in front of Mazar Gate of the Supreme Court area on January 30. The same HC bench also granted anticipatory bail to Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokan in three cases filed over vandalising a prison van and attacking police, till submission of police report. The HC also directed Shawkat, former president of Jatiya Press Club, to surrender before the lower court concerned after eight weeks. In response to a bail petition, the HC bench comprising Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice Krishna Debnath granted bail to Shawkat after he submitted the bail petition, appearing before the HC bench.

Barrister Kayser Kamal argued for the accused, saying that Shawkat was not in Dhaka during the January 30 incident.Barrister Moudud appeared for Khokan during the hearing. BNP activists, on January 30, attacked a prison van and snatched two detained fellow men near High Court area of the capital.

The incident happened when the motorcade of party Chairperson Khaleda Zia was crossing the area on way to her Gulshan home from a court in Bakshibazar, witnesses said.

Later a case was filed with Ramna Police Station on charge of attacking police, snatching an accused from the police and preventing law enforcers from discharging duties.

Earlier, Police had filed two other cases against Khokan with the Shahbagh Police Station.

 

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