A Narayanganj court has rejected an appeal filed by BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi to lodge a murder case against 42 policemen over the death of Jubo Dal activist Shaon Mahmud.
The court of Narayanganj senior judicial magistrate Imran Hossain on Sunday afternoon rejected Rizvi’s plea as per the section 213 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).
Earlier, Ruhul Kabir Rizvi filed the plea with Narayanganj Court this afternoon three days after Shaon was killed during a clash in Narayanganj on Thursday (September 1, 2022).
Meanwhile, Shaon’s brother Milon Hossain filed a case against 5,000 BNP leaders and activists over the death with Narayanganj Sadar Model Police on Thursday.
In his case, Milon Hossain alleged that Shaon died due to serious injuries caused by bricks and bullets fired by the BNP activists during the clash on Thursday.
Shaon’s family has claimed that he was not involved in politics. On the other hand, BNP leaders claimed that Shaon was an activist of Jubo Dal.
On Thursday, a clash broke out when the law enforcers tried to prevent local BNP leaders and activists from holding a rally near Railgate No 2 in Sadar upazila, marking the party’s 44th founding anniversary.
At the time, police fired tear shells and rubber bullets in response to the brickbats hurled at them by the activists, leaving a man killed and 76 others, including policemen, injured.
Shaon, 24, hailed from Narayanganj Sadar, was shot to death during the clash and eight bullet-wounded BNP men were undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.