BNP leader Aslam’s bail stayed by SC
Moon Desk: The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the HC order granting bail to BNP’s joint secretary general Aslam Chowdhury in a case filed for his alleged involvement in an anti-state plot.
Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division Justice Jahangir Hossain passed the order.
The court also fixed January 30 for hearing the petition in the regular bench of the Appellate Division.
Deputy Attorney General Sarwar Hossain Bappi represented the state while Advocate Aminul Islam stood for the BNP leader.
On January 5, the High Court granted bail to Aslam in the case. Later, the state counsel filed an appeal petition challenging the High Court order.
Police arrested Aslam from the capital on May 15, 2016. Later sedition charges were brought against him for his alleged involvement in an anti-state plot on May 25 that year. A case was filed in this connection.
Several local newspapers published reports attaching more than one photographs of the BNP leader’s meeting with Israeli influential leader Mendi N Safadi. But, Aslam denied any conspiracy against the government although he admitted to meeting Safadi in a tea party in India.