KHULNA, Jan 25 (UNB): A Khulna court sent on Wednesday 66 leaders and activists of BNP, including the party's Khulna city unit member secretary Shafiqul Alam Tuhin, to jail in three sabotage cases.
Khulna Additional Metropolitan and Sessions Judge SM Ashiqur Rahman passed the order turning down their bail pleas, BNP's counsel Lawyer Touhidur Rahman Tushar said.
Khulna Metropolitan BNP convenor Shafiqul Alam Mona alleged the police filed case with every thana in Khulna on charges of sabotage to thwart BNP's divisional rally in Dhaka on December 10.
In these cases, about 50 leaders and activists were arrested and imprisoned for a long time while others secured six weeks' anticipatory bail from the High Court.
Meanwhile, hundreds of leaders and activists of BNP and affiliated organisations present on the court premises became agitated following the court order.
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