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Motorcycle fires: Police file case against 135 BNP leaders

| Updated: December 13, 2019 17:06:34

Motorcycle fires: Police file case against Fakhrul, Rizvi

Two cases have been filed with the Shahbagh police over the alleged arson attacks on three motorcycles near the Supreme Court (SC) ahead of the bail appeal hearing of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi are named as suspects in both cases, according to Deputy Commissioner Sajjadur Rahman of DMP’s Ramna Division.

As many as 70 people have been implicated in one case while the other has 65 suspects, he said.

On Thursday, the Appellate Division led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hussain began hearing Khaleda’s appeal challenging the High Court order that denied her bail in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case, reports bdnews24.com.

Security measures at the SC have been heightened after the ruckus stirred up by pro-BNP lawyers when the hearing was deferred until Dec 12 after the BSMMU authorities failed to submit a report on Khaleda’s health.

And on Wednesday, unidentified miscreants set ablaze three motorcycles in the SC area. One bike was set on fire in the southeast corner of Eidgah, one in front of the Eidgah main gate and one in front of the Bar Council, according to eyewitnesses.

No one was seen at the scene during the incident.

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