Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judge KM Emrul Kayesh passed the bail
A Dhaka court on Sunday granted bail to 20 members of Chhatra Odhikar Parishad who were held for violence during a protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh last March.
Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judge KM Emrul Kayesh passed the bail order during a virtual hearing.
The accused are Md Younus, Najmul Hasan, Nahidul Tareque, MD Nayeen, Asaduzzaman, Azharul Islam, Sohel Mridha, Mostak Ahmed, Azim Hossain, Md Ruhul Islam Sohel, Abdullah Al Mahmud Jishan, Md Sohel Ahmed, Sheikh Khayrul Kabir, Shobuj Hossain, Golam Tanvir, Md Hemayet, Ismail Hossain, Md Rezaul Karim, Muntajul Islam, and Kazi Bahauddin Monir.
They were arrested in a case filed with Motijheel police station during the anti-Modi movement on March 25.
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Defense counsel Khademul Islam said, the court granted the bail 173 days after their arrest in the case.
On March 25, a rally was held under the banner of Chhatra Odhikar Parishad at the Motijheel Shapla Chattar to protest Modi’s visit.
When police tried to stop the activists from bringing out a procession, a clash between police and the protestors broke out.
Police fired teargas shells and sound grenades at the protestors while they threw stones at them.
On March 26, police filed a case at the Motijheel police station over the clash.
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