BNP lawmaker jailed for provoking communal riot

A senior lawmaker of Bangladesh’s main opposition BNP was Monday jailed to face charges of instigating communal riots during an Islamist group’s deadly Dhaka siege earlier this month.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Dhaka | Published:May 28, 2013 3:38 am

A senior lawmaker of Bangladesh’s main opposition BNP was Monday jailed to face charges of instigating communal riots during an Islamist group’s deadly Dhaka siege earlier this month. Bangladesh Nationalist Party Standing Committee member M K Anwar was sent to prison by a Dhaka court after his bail petition was rejected. Anwar’s lawyer Masud Ahmed said his client appeared before court to extend a previous bail order but was ordered to be sent to prison.

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