The High Court has stopped the trial proceedings of a violence case filed against BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir with Paltan Police Station in 2015.
According to the HC order, the stay order will continue until disposal of the rule.
An HC bench of Justice Md Miftah Uddin Choudhury and Justice Zafar Ahmed stayed the proceedings on Monday following a petition filed by the accused BNP leader seeking stay of the trial proceedings of the case.
Moreover, the HC also issued a rule asking the government as to why the trial proceedings of the case against Fakhrul should not be cancelled.
Advocate Zainul Abedin and Advocate Sagir Hossain stood for the BNP leader while Deputy Attorney General Shaikh AKM Moniruzzaman Kabir represented the state.
On January 6, 2015, police filed a case against some leaders and activists of BNP for vandalising and torching a vehicle during the BNP-led 20-party’s hartal and blockade programme.
BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir was made an accused in the case.
Meanwhile, contacted, DAG Moniruzzaman said that the government will move an appeal before the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court against the HC’s stay order.