A court in Satkhira has dismissed bail appeal of 34 BNP men including former MP Habibur Rahman Habib in a case filed over the 2002 attack on then-opposition leader and current PM Sheikh Hasina’s convoy at Kalaroa.
Chief judicial magistrate of Satkhira Humayun Kabir declared the bail cancellation on Wednesday.
The court will be declaring the judgment of the case on 4th February. All the 34 accused were sent to jail on Wednesday afternoon.
The accused also include Kalaroa’s former mayor Akhtarul Islam, Satkhira Bar association’s former general secretary advocate Abdus Sattar, advocate of Supreme Court Abdus Samad, three former UP chairmen Ashraf Hossain, Rakibul Islam and Rabiul Islam and other workers from BNP.
Tiger Khokon, one of the 50 accused, is serving jail time in another case at the moment. Fifteen other accused of the case including former councilor Abdul Kader Bacchu are still on the run.
On 30th August 2020 PM Sheikh Hasina was returning to Magura from visiting a freedom fighters wife in Satkhira when her convoy got attacked in Kalaroa. Hasina survived the attack relatively unscathed but many of the Awami League leaders and workers were injured along with some journalists.