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BCL leader Rony gets bail
Observer Online Desk
Published :Wednesday, 25 May, 2016,  Time : 10:10 PM  View Count : 0
Chittagong: Bangladesh Chhatra League’s (BCL) Chittagong City unit General Secretary Nurul Azim Rony, who was sentenced to two years in prison earlier this month, has been given bail.

But he will have to remain in prison for now, as the court rejected his appeal in another case filed by police under the Arms Act.
A Chittagong court on Wednesday granted his plea against the sentence given by a mobile court for influencing voters in the Mirzapur Union poll on May 7.

He had been detained outside a voting centre with seals used for balloting, a gun and ammunition.
Rony was booked for trying to influence voters in one case, and under the Arms Act in another for the possession of the firearm and ammunition.
Though he got bail in the first case, the court rejected his bail plea in the arms case.
“As a result, he will have to remain in jail for now,” Rony’s lawyer and AL leader Iftekhar Saimul Chowdhury told
The BCL, ruling Awami League’s student wing, has been agitating against his jailing and demanding his release.
Responding to their demand at a 14-Party alliance rally in the port city on Tuesday, the coalition’s Chief Coordinator AL leader Mohammed Nasim had promised to look into the matter.
The BCL alleged that the magistrate, who sent Rony to jail for breaching the Union Parishad election code of conduct, was involved with the Islami Chhatra Shibir as a student.
Shibir is the student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami, which opposed Bangladesh’s independence during the 1971 Liberation War. 

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