Six top leaders of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami yesterday (November 28) secured ad-interim bails in four separate cases filed for obstructing police in discharging their duties.
The leaders are Jamaat Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami, its Secretary General Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid, Nayeb-e-Ameer Maulana Delawar Hossain Sayeedi, Senior Assistant Secretary General Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, Abdul Kader Mollah and its Dhaka city Ameer Rafiqul Islam Khan.
A bench of the High Court comprising Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury
and Justice AKM Abdul Hakim granted their bails in these cases.
The court also issued four separate rules upon the government to explain why the Jamaat leaders should not be granted regular bails in the cases.
Nizami, Mujahi and Sayeedi got bails in a case filed with Paltan police station on June 20 this year for obstructing police in discharging their duties.
Kamaruzzaman and Kader Mollah secured bail in a case filed on February 12 for the same allegation with the same police station.
While Rafiqul Islam Khan granted bail in two seperate cases filed on June 26 and 27 with New Market and Ramna Police stations respectively.
Barrister Abdur Razzaq and Barrister Mohammed Belayet Hossain appeared for the Jamaat leaders in the court.
Barrister Razzaq told the court that the names of his clients were not initially included in the first information report (FIR). Moreover, the persons included at the FIR of the cases got bail.
All the leaders are now detained in custody in different cases.
They cannot get released from jail following the HC order as they are accused in other cases, said Barrister Razzaq.
The leaders faced a total of 22 cases including the said four. They sought bails in all the cases. Other 18 cases would be heard in the HC gradually, said lawyers of the Jamaat leaders.