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Political violence in 2013: One jailed, 38 BNP-Jammat men acquitted

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Political violence in 2013: One jailed, 38 BNP-Jammat men acquitted

Political violence in 2013: One jailed, 38 BNP-Jammat men acquitted

A Dhaka court has a BNP activist to three years' rigorous imprisonment and acquitted 38 leaders and activists of BNP, Jamaat-e-Islami and the parties' associate organisations in a case filed in 2013 over political violence in the capital.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Md Tofazzal Hossain on Monday sentenced Md Zahirul Islam, a BNP activist, to three years' rigorous imprisonment in the case.

The magistrate before pronouncement of the judgment cancelled his bail and issued conviction warrant against him.
The court also 38 others leaders and activists of BNP and Jammat as the charges brought against them were not proved.
According to the case statement, a group of leaders and activists of BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami and its front organisations, gathered in front of Ananda Bridge in Mugda area of the capital around 8:45pm on November 17, 2013.

They vandalised vehicles, torched a vehicle and obstructed law enforcers performing their duties.

Following the incident, police filed a case against 46 people including Jamaat leader Ahmed Hossain Faruqui, with Mugda Police Station.

Police submitted a charge sheet against 39 people, including Faruqui, on April 22 of 2015.

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