Twenty-one yaba dealers including two step-brothers of former lawmaker Abdur Rahman Bodi, who surrendered in Cox’s Bazar last year, have secured bail from a local court.
Cox’s Bazar District and Sessions court Judge Mohammad Ismail granted them bail on November 3, Faridul Alam, public prosecutor of the court, confirmed to The Daily Star today.
MP Bodi’s step-brothers, Abdur Shukkur and Aminur Rahman Prakash Abdul Amin, nephew Shahed Rahman Nipu and cousins Faisal Rahman and Nurul Bashar are among the 21 people who got bail.
With these 21, a total of 26 yaba dealers, who surrendered last year, have been given bail so far. On September 24, five of them were granted bail by the High Court, reports our Cox’s Bazar staff correspondent.
They were released from Cox’s Bazar District Jail today as there were no other cases against them, said Nesar Ahmed, superintendent of the jail.
Earlier in November 19 last year, 102 yaba dealers surrendered at a formal programme in Teknaf in presence of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan and Inspector General of Police Mohammad Javed Patwary.