BNP lawmaker Khokon held

Barrister Mahbubuddin Khokon

Barrister Mahbubuddin Khokon

Detective Branch of police yesterday arrested BNP Joint Secretary General and lawmaker barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon in the capital.
Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner (media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, confirmed the arrest with The Daily Star.
Khokon, also secretary of Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association, was detained in front of Matsya Bhaban, said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s adviser advocate Khandaker Mahbub Hossain.
DB police picked up Khokon around 4:15pm when he was going to Karwan Bazar after coming out of the High Court to attend an anniversary ceremony of a private television channel there, Hossain added.
“DB police have not yet said in which case Khokon was arrested,” Hossain told The Daily Star.
On Wednesday night, law enforcers barred Khokon from entering Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office.
Meanwhile, a Dhaka court yesterday rejected both bail and remand prayers for former BNP lawmaker Sarder Sakhawat Hossain Bakul and BNP MP Shammi Akhter and ordered police to quiz them at the jail gate.
On Wednesday afternoon, law enforcers detained the duo when they were entering BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan residence.
Bakul and Shammi were shown arrested in different cases filed with Bhatara and Banani Police Stations for vandalising and torching vehicles.