Bangladesh court issues arrest warrants for 28 opposition members

Dhaka, June 7 (IANS) A Dhaka court has issued arrest warrants for 28 opposition activists in Bangladesh, including a top leader, in a case filed in connection with a bomb attack on a bus in January during an anti-government protest.

Judge Kamrul Hossain Mollah of Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court issued the arrest warrants on Sunday against Barrister Rafiqul Islam Miah, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) standing committee member, and 27 others after accepting the charges levelled against 42 opposition leaders and activists in the case, Xinhua reported.

According to the case statement, the accused instigated their party followers for the bomb attack on January 28 in Dhaka during a demonstration against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government.

Fourteen BNP men, including leaders Rizvi Ahmed and Mosaddek Ali Falu, are currently behind bars in connection with the same case.

 

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