The Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judge Court on Tuesday dismissed the case against 15 Awami League activists and officer-in-charge of Banani police station over the attack on opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party executive committee member Tabith Awal and others at a programme in the capital’s Banani on September 17.
Judge Mohammad Asaduzzaman of the court passed the order, said additional public prosecutor Tapash Kumar Pal.
Tabith filed the case on Monday against 15 Awami League leaders and activists and officer-in-charge of Banani police station Nur-e-Azam.
Later, the court fixed Tuesday morning for hearing the complaint after recording the statement of the plaintiff.
Advocates AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon and Masud Ahmed Talukdar stood for Tabith.
Tabith in his case statement alleged that leaders and activists of BNP’s Dhaka North City unit were holding a candlelight vigil at about 7:45pm on Kamal Atartuk Avenue, the main thoroughfare in Banani, on September 17.
Towards the end of the programme, the activists of Awami League and its associate organisations – Chhatra League and Jubo League – suddenly attacked the BNP leaders and activists with rods, brick chips and sticks, leaving at least 10 individuals injured.
BNP’s executive committee member Tabith Awal was among the injured ones.
Later, Tabith requested the Banani OC to ensure holding of peaceful vigil programme but no one paid any heed to his request.
Quader Khan, vice-president of Dhaka Metropolitan North unit Awami League, Jashim Uddin, former vice-president of Banani Thana unit Awami League, Mir Mosharraf Hossain, former general secretary, Amzad hossain, joint general secretary of Banani Thana unit Swechchashebak League and Mafizur Rahman, vice-president of Banani Thana unit Awami League were among the accused in Tabith’s case.