Trial of BNP leader Khandaker Mahbub, 71 others started...

Trial of BNP leader Khandaker Mahbub, 71 others started

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 01:00 PM, 11 May 2022  

BNP vice chairman Advocate Khandaker Mahbub Hossain; File Photo

BNP vice chairman Advocate Khandaker Mahbub Hossain; File Photo

The court has ordered the trial of 72 people, including BNP vice chairman Advocate Khandaker Mahbub Hossain and Abdur Rezak Khan, in a case filed against them for sabotage and obstructing police work.

Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Abu Bakar Siddique ordered the trial to begin on Tuesday.

Testimony in the case against them has been fixed for June 26.

On that day, the prosecution filed a complaint against the accused. The accused pleaded not guilty and appealed for acquittal. At the same time, when the accused appealed for bail, the judge granted it.

Apart from Khandaker Mahbub Hossain, the other accused in the case are – BNP leader and Supreme Court lawyer Nitaya Roy Chowdhury, BNP organizing secretary Anindya Islam Amit, lawyer Ferdous Akter Wahida, Touhidul Islam and others.

Noted that in 2018, the police filed a case with the Paltan Police Station alleging sabotage and obstructing police work. Khandaker Mahbub and other accused appeared in the court regularly after getting bail from the High Court in the case. The police investigated and filed a chargesheet in the case in 2019. After the hearing on Tuesday, the court framed charges against 72 people and ordered a trial to begin.

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