Mirza Fakhrul and the opposition party’s standing committee member Mirza Abbas were released on bail from Dhaka central jail in Keraniganj on Monday.

They were shown arrested in a case filed over the clash between police and BNP leaders and activists at Naya Paltan, Dhaka, leaving one dead and at least 50 others injured on 7 December. The clash broke out before the BNP’s Dhaka division rally.

Police picked up Mirza Fakhrul and Mirza Abbas from their residences at the dead of night on 8 December and on the next day shown arrested in the case.