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55 Jhalakathi BNP men charge sheeted

Bangladesh on 01 July 2013
Location : Bangladesh | Source : Daily Star. Image Source: Flickr User v i p e z

Police yesterday pressed charges against 55 BNP men in two cases for attack on cops and vandalising Rajapur Police Station on June 22.  

Officer-in-Charge of Rajapur Police Station, also the investigation officer (IO) of the cases, submitted the charge-sheets to the Judicial Magistrate’s Court, Jhalakathi.  After investigation, the investigation officer dropped the names of two accused mentioned in first investigation report (FIR) from the charge sheets as their involvement was not found.

He, however, said that charges were pressed against seven other BNP men as investigation found their involvement in the incidents.
“We prepared the charge sheets after watching video footage and photos taken by Journalists during the incidents.” said Md Mohidul Islam, additional superintendent of police.

Following a clash with cops, BNP men attacked Rajapur Police Station and vandalised its windows and a motorbike on June 22. The clash ensued as police intercepted a BNP procession at Rajapur Jail Road at around 6:00pm on the day.

As part of a countrywide demonstration, Rajapur upazila unit of the BNP organised a rally at the party office at bypass intersection of the upazila headquarters.  Though they were allowed to hold the rally, BNP men took out a procession. When the procession reached Rajapur Jail Road, police intercepted it, said SI Azizul, adding that local Jubo Dal leader Nasim had threatened him to leave the place.
Being refused, the BNP men attacked the police personnel. They hurled brickbats at police, leaving at least four of them injured. Two separate cases were filed with police station the same day.

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