A Dhaka court yesterday rejected a bail petition of BNP Organising Secretary Ruhul Kuddus Talukder Dulu, in connection with an arson case filed against him during the anti-government demonstration in 2015.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Md Aminul Haque passed the order after Dulu's lawyer submitted a petition seeking bail for his client in the case.
According to the case, a group of BNP leaders and activists led by Dulu torched vehicles, assaulted policemen and prevented them from discharging their duties in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area.
Police submitted a charge sheet in 2017, showing Dulu fugitive in the case and appealed to a court to issue a warrant against him.
On December 12, detectives picked up the BNP leader from his Gulshan residence in connection with the case.
The following day, a Dhaka court sent him to jail and fixed December 23 for the hearing.
Dulu was a Jatiya Oikyafront aspirant for the 11th parliamentary election held on December 30.
But his candidature was cancelled due to the conviction and sentence.