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26 people and BNP secretary general Alamgir relieved of murder charges

Updated: Aug 04, 2016 17:21 IST

Dhaka, Aug. 4(ANI): A Dhaka court on Thursday relieved 26 people, including Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir of the charges on an arson attack that left a bus driver dead in 2014.

Metropolitan Magistrate Khurshid Alam passed the order after scrutinising the case dockets and other relevant documents, reports the Daily Star.

The court also accepted the charges against six accused.

On September 6, last year, detectives pressed charges against the six people dropping the names of Fakhrul and the 25 others.

Bus driver Mohammad Babul Howlader and two passengers sustained critical injuries when a bus was set aflame near Shahbagh on January 3, 2014.

Howlader, succumbed to his injuries later. (ANI)