The detained top leaders of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami has got ad-interim bail for six months from the High Court in all cases they faced.
The leaders are Jamaat Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami, its Secretary General Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid, Nayebe Ameer Maulana Delwar Hossain Sayeedi, Assistant Secretary Kamaruzzaman, Abdul Kader Mollah and its Dhaka city Ameer Rafiqul Islam Khan.
The HC also issued separate rules upon the government to explain within four weeks as to why the Jamaat leaders should not be granted regular bail in the cases.
There is no case, except the cases filed on charge of committing crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War against with the Crimes Tribunal, against the first five Jamaat leaders; so they would not get release now following the HC order, their lawyers said
However, there is no legal bar for Rafiqul Islam Khan to be released as he got bail in all the cases filed against him, said the lawyers.
On Sunday (November 28), the six leaders secured bail from the HC in four separate cases filed for obstructing police in discharging their duties while the first five leaders got bail in separate 10 cases yesterday.
A bench of the HC comprising Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice AKM Abdul Hakim came up with the order upon separate petitions filed by the detained Jamaat leaders seeking bail in these cases.
Yesterday, of the 10 cases, five were filed for obstructing police in discharging their duties on June 30, June 20 and February 17 this year with the Paltan police station against Kamaruzzaman and Kader Mollah, on February 12 against Nizami and February 17 against Nizami Mujahid and Sayeedi with the same police station.
On June 27 this year, a case was filed with the Paltan police station against Nizami Mujahid and Sayeedi on charge of vandalising vehicles on the June 27 strike day while on May 28, another case was filed with Kadamtali police station against the three persons on the allegation of throwing bomb towards police.
Another three cases were filed on March 15 with the Uttara police station against Nizami Mujahid and Sayeedi on charge of distributing leaflets for creating chaos in the country, on February 28 against Sayeedi for attempting to murder noted litterateur Humayun Azad and on June 7, against Mujahid with Airport police station for Uttara conspiracy.