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Attack on BGMEA officials: Court sends seven to jail

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A Dhaka court has sent seven people including six trade union leaders to jail in a case filed over attack on Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) officials.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Mizanur Rahman passed the order on Sunday after rejecting their bail appeals, reports UNB.

Meanwhile, the court granted bail for another accused Montu Ghosh considering his age.

According to the case statement, the Garment Workers' Trade Union Centre (GETUC) leaders along with their supporters attacked the employees of BGMEA in front of BGMEA building at Hatirjheel on January 31 during a protest.

BGMEA Additional Secretary Md Rafikul Islam filed the case with Ramna Police Station against the accused on February 1.

On February 4, the accused leaders secured interim bail the High Court for eight weeks, which concluded on Sunday.

The seven accused are: Joly Talukdar, GETUC general secretary, AK Mintu, its organising secretary, Monjur Moin, secretary of international affairs, Sajedur Rahman Shamim, central member of Bangladesher Communist Party (CPB), Jalal Hawladar, general secretary of GETUC Gazipur unit, Lutfar Rahman, president of Ashulia unit and central member Md Shahjahan.

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