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Court Correspondent
A Dhaka court on Sunday sent BNP vice-chairman Sadeque Hossain Khoka to jail after rejecting both the remand and the bail petitions in a case filed with Tejgaon Police Station.
Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Atikur Rahman passed the order when police produced him before his court after completion of his two-day remand.
The court also ordered authorities concerned to provide division to Sadeque Hossain Khoka in jail as he was a former MP.
Sub-inspector Mohammad Abu Jafar of Tejgaon Police Station, also the investigation officer of the case, produced the BNP leader before the court, seeking a 10-day remand in the case.
On the other hand, his lawyer M Sanaullah Miah filed a bail petition.
After hearing, the court rejected both the petitions and sent Khoka, also convener of BNP’s Dhaka city unit, to jail.
On Sunday, Khoka was shown arrested in the case filed for trying to torch a bus and kill its driver at Tejgaon in the city on October 26.
Earlier, on December 5, a Dhaka court placed the BNP stalwart on the two-day remand in a case filed for arson attack on a bus in the city’ s Shahbagh area on November 28.
On October 26, the hartal supporters tried to torch a bus in front of Halim Community Centre in Tejgaon area on the eve of the 18-partys’ 60-hour hartal.
Khoka was arrested on Wednesday night from a house in the city’s Uttara area.

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