Arrest warrant against Shimul Biswas, 26 others

25 May,2016

RTNN News Desk: A Dhaka court has issued arrest warrants against BNP chief's special assistant Shimul Biswas and 26 others in an arson case filed with Jatrabari police station in Dhaka.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Md Kamrul Hossain Mollah issued the warrants against the fugitive accused on Wednesday morning, after taking cognizance of the case's charge sheet.

The warrant also includes the names of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's Press Secretary Maruf Kamal Khan, Sultan Salauddin Tuku and Mir Sharafat Ali Safu.

Earlier in April, the BNP chairperson secured bail in five cases including the Jatrabari arson case.

On May 19 last year, DB Sub-Inspector Zahidul Islam submitted the charge sheet with the Dhaka chief metropolitan magistrate court, accusing Khaleda and 37 others.

On January 23, 2015, a group of miscreants hurled petrol bombs on a passenger bus of Glory Paribahan on Demra Road in Katherpool area during the nationwide blockade enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance.

At least 28 people received burns in the incident. On February 1, a victim, Nur Alam, succumbed to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).

Two cases were filed on the following day. The cases were later transferred to the detectives.

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