Reported on: June 12, 2012 00:26 AM
Reported in: Politics
Dhaka, June 11 (UNB) - BNP leaders Mirza Abbas and Fazlul Haque Milon, detained over two cases of violence during the opposition`s April 29 countrywide hartal, were released on Monday night as the High Court had granted them bail on Thursday.
Party sources said Milon, the organising secretary of BNP, was released at 9:10 pm on Monday from Dhaka Central Jail and 20 minutes later Mirza Abbas, a former minister and standing committee member of the party, set free at 9:30 pm from the City’s BIRDEM Hospital.
Earlier, two senior BNP leaders were released from jail along with LDP chief and chairman of BJP, two other components of the BNP-led 18-party alliance following HC order. They were arrested in the same cases.
The released leaders of BNP, LDP and BJP are BNP standing committee member MK Anwar, Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Samity (JAS) leader Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) chief Colonel (retd) Oli Ahmed and Bangladesh Jatiya Party (BJP) chairman Andalib Rahman Partha.
The party and jail sources said Milon was freed from Dhaka Central Jail, while Abbas from BIRDEM. A senior BNP leader said Abbas, who is recovering from illness, will stay at BIRDEM Hospital on Monday night and leave it Tuesday morning.
The cases were filed after the explosion of two crude bombs inside the Secretariat and torching of a bus in front of the Prime Minister`s Office on Apr 29 during the opposition-enforced nationwide dawn-to-dusk general strike.