A Dhaka court jailed BNP leader Advocate Mokbul Hossen for allegedly deterring police from doing their duty during the student-trader clash in the city’s New Market area on April 18.
As Mokbul Hossen was produced before the court today, New Market Police Station Inspector Halder Arpit Thakur submitted an appeal to the court to jail him till the investigation is over.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Ishrat Jahan accepted the plea and passed the order. Also, the court fixed April 28 for bail hearing.
On April 23, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mamunur Rashid placed Hossen in a three-day remand.
Hossen was arrested by the Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) from his Dhanmondi residence on April 23.
He was taken to the DB headquarters in the capital’s Minto Road for interrogation. Later, he was taken to New Market Police Station.
Previously on the night of Monday (April 18), a clash ensued between Dhaka College Students and New Market traders in the city’s New Market area.
Later, it was discovered that a fight between two workers of ‘Welcome’ and ‘Capital’ fast food shops of Dhaka New Market induced the clash.
Both the fast food shops are allotted to the BNP leader Mokbul Hossen. He rented the shops to the two persons– Rafiqul Islam and Shahidul Islam.