Staff Correspondent: The High Court has directed four BNP leaders including Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir to surrender to the lower court within six weeks in the case filed on charge of issuing death threat to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The court has also directed the authorities concerned not to harass and arrest them within time.
The HC bench of Justice Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain passed the order on Tuesday.
Earlier, the four leaders sought anticipatory bail from High Court in the case.
Three other senior BNP leaders are Dr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury and Goyeshwar Chandra Roy.
A Dhaka court on Monday (August 5) issued arrest warrants against BNP acting Chairman Tarique Rahman, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and seven other leaders, hours after filing of a case.
Earlier in the day, a case was filed against BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman and eight other leaders on charge of issuing death threat to the plaintiff and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
AB Siddique, president of Bangladesh Jananetri Parishad, a pro-Awami league organisation, filed the case with the Court of Metropolitan Magistrate Satyabroto Shikder in Dhaka.
The seven others are BNP leaders are Dr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, Goyeshwar Chandra Roy, Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, BNP chairperson's advisor Aman Ullah Aman, suspended BUET teacher Hafizur Rahman Rana and Chhatra Dal leader Emdadul Haque Bhuiyan.
In the case, the plaintiff alleges that Hafizur Rahman Rana, an expelled teacher of BUET, sent him a letter on July 25 this year.
In the letter, according to the case statement, the teacher threatened the assassination of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, family members of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the plaintiff with Islamic State (IS) on August 15.
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