A Pabna court today sent 30 BNP leaders and activists to jail after rejecting their bail prayers in a case filed for attacking Sheikh Hasina, the then opposition leader and now prime minister, in 1994.
The case was filed accusing 52 BNP men after Sheikh Hasina came under the attack as soon as the train carrying her reached Ishwardi Railway Station during a countrywide campaign by rail on September 23, 1994.
Crude bombs were hurled and bullets were fired target the train where she was still inside the train along with her supporters.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Md Rustom Ali today rejected the bail petitions in presence of the accused, Obaidul Haque, additional public prosecutor, told our Pabna correspondent.
The court also issued warrants for the other accused of the case who are now absconding, he added.