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18 Nov 2020 13:46:10

Bus torching in capital: 120 BNP leaders, activists get bail

Bus torching in capital: 120 BNP leaders, activists get bail

The High Court today granted anticipatory bail to 120 BNP leaders and activists till January 5 in connection with 12 cases filed with different police stations over arson attacks on several vehicles in Dhaka.

An HC bench comprising Justice Md Habibul Gani and Justice Md Riaz Uddin Khan passed the order on Wednesday.

BNP-backed lawyer Barrister Ruhul Quddus Kajol confirmed the matter to the media on Wednesday.

Earlier on October 13, a Dhaka court placed many accused on remand on different terms to each for their alleged involvement in arson attacks on 9 vehicles in the capital.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate passed the order when the investigation officers of the cases produced the accused before the court and prayed for various terms of remands.

On November 12, 2020, at least nine buses were torched in different parts of the capital within the span of a few hours, which police suspect was part of a plot to carry out subversive activities. Although, no casualty was reported in any of the incidents.