Prof Tajmeri Islam granted bail
Prof Tajmeri SA Islam, adviser to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, has been granted bail today in a sabotage case.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mahbub Ahmed passed the order, following a bail petition filed by Tajmeri's lawyer Masud Ahmed Talukder, court sources said.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Arafatul Rakib on January 13 sent Prof Tajmeri to jail, rejecting her bail petition after she was produced before the court in the case.
On September 10, 2018, the case was filed with Uttara Paschim Police Station, accusing Prof Tajmeri, a former teacher of Dhaka University, and 133 leaders and activists of BNP and Jamaat-e-Islam for obstructing police from performing their duties in Dhaka's Uttara during a rally demanding release of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.
The High Court on November 26 that year granted bail to Prof Tajmeri in the case till submission of probe report.
On March 7 last year, Investigation Officer Md Shah Alam, also an inspector of Detective Branch (DB) of police, submitted a charge sheet against 76 people, including Prof Tajmeri, to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court of Dhaka.
Accepting the charge sheet, a Dhaka court issued an arrest warrant against Prof Tajmeri on May 7 the same year.
Police arrested her on January 13 this year.
Prof Tajmeri was involved with White Panel, pro-BNP teachers' association of Dhaka University.
She was also the former dean of science faculty, chairperson of Chemistry department and provost of Ruqayyah Hall.