High Court has granted interim bail for six months to BNP Standing Committee Member M K Anwar in two cases filed against him over violence.
A High Court bench comprising Justice Mirza Hussain Haidar and Justice Ashish Ranjan Das granted the bail on Thursday after taking up for hearing Anwar’s appeal against a lower court’s order.
Anwar’s lawyer Sagir Hossain Leon said there was no more legal hurdle for the release of the BNP leader from jail after he had secured bail in two cases filed with Dhaka’s Bhatara and Wari police stations.
Deputy Attorney General Md Bashir Ullah, who represented the State, however, said they would appeal against the High Court’s order in the appellate division.
Earlier, his bail pleas were rejected in the case filed with Wari Police Station on November 10 last year and on November 19 in the case filed with Bhatara Police Station.
The BNP leader then appealed against the two orders in the High Court on December 20 last and sought bail in the cases.
Hearing on the appeal was held on Thursday, according to a news agency. - Idrak