Abdul Alim gets bail on condition

Ref: The International Crimes Tribunal Thursday granted bail to detained BNP leader Abdul Alim, on conditions, in a case filed on charges of his involvement in wartime crimes against humanity in 1971.

The tribunal directed him to appear before the court on April 28.

A three-member bench of the ICT, headed by Nizamul Haque Nasim, passed the order following a petition seeking bail for Abdul Alim, former communications minister.

The conditions tagged to his release on bail include-the accused must surrender his passport. The petitioner is to stay at the address 2/1 & 2/D, house no-81, road no-03, Block-S, Banani, with his son Faisal Alim and must not leave or change the address without permission of the tribunal.

He must co-operate with the investigation authority. He “must not contact victims, witnesses by telephone, email or any other ways“.

If he uses cell phone, he must give the number to the tribunal.
He must not “misuse“ the bail. “If he denies or violates the conditions of the bail, the bail shall stand cancelled. Then he will go into the custody.“

The BNP leader was arrested on Sunday night shortly after a warrant issued by the International Crimes Tribunal on charges of his involvement in wartime crimes in 1971.

Later, Abdul Alim was Monday sent to jail by order of the International War Crimes Tribunal, pending his prosecution on charges of wartime crimes.

The court had adjourned till March 31 the hearing on a petition submitted for exempting the octogenarian from detention.

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