The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday (December 20) upheld the High Court (HC) orders that granted ad interim bail to five detained Jamaat-e-Islami leaders in five separate cases filed against them on charges of obstructing police from discharging duties.
The leaders are Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami, Secretary General Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojahid, Naeeb-e-Ameer Delawar Hossain Sayedee, Senior Assistant Secretary General Muhammad Kamaruzzaman and its leader Abdul Kader Molla.
Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division Justice SK Sinha passed 'no order' on five petitions filed by the government against the HC orders.
Barrister Abdur Razzaq, the lawyer for Jamaat leaders, told The Daily Star that the chamber judge of the apex court refused to pass any order on the government petitions and it means the HC orders have been upheld.
The Jamaat leaders, however, will not be released from jail since they were arrested on war crime charges, he added.
Police filed the cases with Uttara, Paltan and Ramna police stations on different dates of June and July this year on charges of obstructing police from discharging duties and vandalising vehicles.
The HC on November 28 granted ad interim bail for six months to the Jamaat leaders.
The government recently filed separate writ petitions with the SC against the HC orders.
Additional Attorney General Murad Reza appeared for the governmentView in main newspaper