Sued for issuing death threat: Fakhrul, 3 others seek HC bail

Four senior BNP leaders, including its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, filed petitions with the High Court on Tuesday seeking interim bail in a case filed on charge of issuing ‘death threat’ to Bangladesh Jononetri Parishad President AB Siddique.

The three other BNP leaders are its standing committee members Dr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury and Gayeshwar Chandra Roy.

The petitions will be placed before the bench of Justice Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman for hearing, said their counsel Sagir Hossain Lion.

On Monday, a court here issued a warrant for the arrest of nine BNP leaders, including the four, over the case.

The other accused are BNP chairperson’s adviser Amanullah Aman, BNP standing committee members, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, dismissed Buet teacher Hafizur Rahman Rana and Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal leader Emdadul Haque Bhuiyan.

According to the case statement, Rana sent a letter to the plaintiff on July 23 last by post threatening to kill him.

Later, he lodged a general diary with Hatirjheel Police Station seeking security.