A Dhaka court here on Sunday deferred the hearing for charge framing against 111 BNP leaders including BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in three separate cases.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Tarek Mainul Islam Bhuiya fixed the dates when lawyers for the BNP leaders submitted petitions seeking time.
The court fixed September 2 for next hearing to frame charges against 26 BNP leaders in a case filed with Shahjahanpur Police Station while September 3 for framing charges against 44 BNP leaders in another case filed with Paltan Police Station. Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir was named the accused in both cases.
The court also fixed August 24 for framing charges against 41 BNP leaders including Barrister Maudud Ahmed in a case filed with Paltan Police Station.
Meanwhile, the court issued arrest warrants against 12 BNP leaders including its student affairs’ secretary Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Annie as they were not present in the court. All of them were named accused in all the three cases.
BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, joint secretary general Abdullah Al Noman, Barrister Maudud Ahmed, Dhaka city unit BNP convener Mirza Abbas, member secretary Habibun Nabi Sohel, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Amanullah Aman, Barkatullah Bulu, Mir Sharafat Ali Sapu, Moazzem Hossain Alal were present in the court on Sunday.
All the BNP leaders and activists were earlier released on bail.
Police filed three separate cases against the BNP leaders with Paltan and Shahjahanpur police stations for vandalising vehicles from a procession on March 3, 2013.