Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Dulu freed on bail

Former BNP deputy minister for land Ruhul Kuddus Talukder Dulu was released on January 2 from the prison cell of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

Dulu was freed from the prison cell at about 1:15pm, said Towhidul Islam, superintendent of Dhaka Central Jail, while talking to The Daily Star.

The BNP leader, who is sentenced to 20 years' rigorous imprisonment in two cases, had surrendered to a Dhaka court on February 20, 2007 and is now facing a total of 23 cases, including six for his alleged link with militancy.

Of the cases, a tribunal court in Natore awarded him 12 years' imprisonment on August 7 last year for arson attack. Another court on July 26 sentenced him to eight years' in jail for looting and arson.


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