The High Court on Tuesday directed the law enforcement agencies not to harass four BNP leaders, including its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, for six weeks in a case filed for issuing 'death threat' to Bangladesh Jononetri Parishad President AB Siddique.
At the same time, the court asked them to surrender before the lower court within the period.
The HC bench of Justice Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order after hearing petitions filed by the BNP leaders seeking interim bail in the case, said their counsel Sagir Hossain Lion.
The three other BNP leaders are its standing committee members Dr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury and Gayeshwar Chandra Roy.
Earlier on Monday, a Dhaka court issued a warrant for the arrest of nine BNP leaders, including the four, over the case.
The other accused are BNP chairperson's adviser Amanullah Aman, BNP standing committee members, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, dismissed Buet teacher Hafizur Rahman Rana and Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal leader Emdadul Haque Bhuiyan.
According to the case statement, Hafizur Rahman Rana sent a letter to the plaintiff on July 23 last by post threatening to kill him.
Later, he filed a general diary with Hatirjheel Police Station seeking security.
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