Prison van attacked in Dhaka, BNP activists snatched away

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30 January, 2018 19:04 PM

Prison van attacked in Dhaka, BNP activists snatched away

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The leaders and activists of BNP have allegedly attacked members of law enforcement agencies and snatched away their three fellow activists from a prison van at the High Court area in the capital today.

The party leaders and activists have snatched them away vandalising the prison van while the party chairperson was returning her residence in Gulshan this afternoon.

Police detained three activists of BNP when leaders and activists of the party gathered at the High Court Mazargate area during Khaleda Zia’s appearance before the court.

Several members of law enforcement agencies have received injuries during the attack.

Maruf Hossain Sorder, deputy commissioner (Raman division) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, has confirmed the news.

Earlier, BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia has appeared before a special court today in connection with the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

She appeared before the special court of Judge Akhtaruzzam at the Bokshibazar Alia Madrasha ground in the capital around 11am.

The verdict of Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and her son Tarique Rahman will be delivered on February 8.

Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman of the Special Court-5 in Dhaka fixed the date on January 25 after the defence closed their arguments.  

Earlier on December 19, the prosecution concluded their argument and sought the maximum punishment for Khaleda.

The same court had fixed January 30 for further proceedings of Zia Charitable Trust graft case.

On August 8, 2011, the Anti-Corruption Commission filed the Zia Charitable Trust graft case with Tejgaon police station accusing four people, including Khaleda, of raising funds for the trust from unknown sources through abuse of power.

Before that, on July 3, 2008, the ACC filed Zia Orphanage Trust graft case with Ramna police accusing Khaleda, her elder son Tarique Rahman and four others of misappropriating over Tk 2.1 crore that was received as grants for orphans via a foreign bank.