Senior Judicial Magistrate of Dinajpur granted bail for 19 accused including Phulbari mayor in Asia Energy’s office attack and vandalism criminal case on Sunday.
Their counsel Debol Kumar Sarker told energynewsbd.com Magistrate Krishna Kamal Sarker granted bail hearing their plea.
All accused applied for bail after being physically present with their lawyers against a charge sheet submitted to the court after investigation by Phulbari thana police.
Phulbari police investigated the case upon court order and submitted the charge sheet on October 31 this year against 19 accused adding 9 more people after investigation.
Asia Energy filed case on December 8, last year for attack and vandalizing its local office and cars by local agitators on November 26 on the same year.
It is to be mentioned that, as part of the routine community meeting for awareness on planned coal mine and power plant, Chief Executive Officer of Asia Energy Corporation Bangladesh Pty Ltd Gary Lye paid a visit to Phulbari on November 25 and 26 last year.
After an open community meeting at the company’s core yard official went to office for rest.
Suddenly a group of people lead by Phulbari mayor Manik Sarker Manik attacked Asia Energy’s office chanting slogans against the company and threatening staff.
The attackers damaged office doors and windows and vandalized three vehicles’ at the office premises. Two officials were injured.