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Chittagong court accepts charges against 453 BNP-Jamaat men

  • Published at 12:15 am July 5th, 2018
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BNP and Jamaat-Shibir men clashed with law enforcement during a rally at Kazir Deuri in the city on January 5, 2015, leaving many, including policemen, injured

A Chittagong court on Wednesday accepted a charge-sheet against 453 leaders and activists of BNP and Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, in a case filed in connection with the violence in the city on January 5, 2015, the first anniversary of the 2014 general election.

Additional Metropolitan Magistrate Mahiuddin Masud took cognizance of the charges submitted by the investigation officer on June 20, confirms Assistant Commissioner (Prosecution) of Chittagong Metropolitan Police, Nirmalenda Chakraborty.

Those indicted include, BNP Standing Committee member Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury, Joint Secretary General Aslam Chowdhury, city unit President Dr Shahdat Hossain, its General Secretary Abul Hasan Bakkar, and former Jamaat MP Shahjahan Chowdhury.

BNP and Jamaat-Shibir men clashed with law enforcement during a rally at Kazir Deuri in the city on January 5, 2015, leaving many, including policemen, injured. Several vehicles were also vandalized and torched during the clash.

Police filed a case against more than 1,000 BNP and Jamaat-Shibir men for assaulting police and unleashing vandalism and arson attacks.


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