A four-judge bench of the Appellate Division, headed by Chief Justice Hassan Faiz Siddiqui, passed the order while disposing of the state’s petition challenging the High Court order.
On 4 January, Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division, Justice Jahangir Hussain, fixed Sunday for hearing the petition before a full bench of the Appellate Division.
A petition was filed with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on the same day, seeking a stay on the High Court’s order granting bail to the two BNP leaders in the case.
The high court had on January 3 granted six months’ bail to Fakhrul and Abbas in the case.
On 9 December, a team of the Detective Branch (DB) of the police picked up Fakhrul and Abbas from their homes in separate raids in the capital, a day before the party’s much-publicised rally.
Later, he was arrested in connection with a clash between police and party workers in the capital’s Nayapaltan, the center of the rally, on 7 December. A Dhaka court rejected his bail plea and sent him to jail.
The BNP, however, arranged the rally in the absence of Fakhrul and Abbas and put forth a 10-point demand, including the resignation of the current government and holding of the next election under a non-party election-time government.