The 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 told a news agency that there was no more legal hurdle now for the release of the BNP leader from jail after he had secured bail in two cases filed with capital’s Bhatara and Wari police stations. Deputy Attorney General Md Bashir Ullah, who represented the State, however, told the news agency that they would appeal against the High Court’s order in the appellate division. Accusing Anwar of instigating arson and bomb attacks, a case was filed against him with Wari Police Station on January 30 last year and another with Bhatara Police Station on February 4 last year.
The two cases were filed under Special Powers Act and Explosives Substance Ac, according to a news agency.