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Ishraque sent to jail in Mian Arefi case

Published : Monday, 20 May, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 181

Ishraque Hossain, a BNP leader and former mayoral candidate of Dhaka South City Corporation, was sent to jail on Sunday in a case filed over falsely introduced Bangladesh-origin US citizen Mian Arefi as an adviser to US President Joe Biden.

On Sunday, Ishraque lawyer Adv Taherul Islam Tauhid told the Daily Observer that Ishraque surrendered before the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judges Court in 12 cases including the Mian Arefis case.  Earlier He got interim bail in all the 12 cases and prayed to the court to grant him permanent bail in the cases.

 Judge Mohammad Ash-Shams Joglul Hossain of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judges Court granted bail in other 11 cases but the court did not grant him bail in the Mian Arefis case.

With Mian Arefi, Ishraque Hossain and retired Lieutenant General Chowdhury Hasan Sarwardi (retd) were made accused in the case.

According to the prosecution, it was alleged that Arefi appearing in a BNP press conference on October 28 last year claimed that he recommended US government to impose bans on the police, the Ministry of Home Affairs, and the Division of Law and Justice.

He claimed to be in contact with the US President 10-15 times a day and that everyone in the US government was in favour of an election-time caretaker government, read the case statement.

By profession engineer cum politician Ishraque Hossain is the son of former mayor of Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) Sadek Hossain Khoka.

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