A court here yesterday framed charges against 45 leaders and activists of BNP including its senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi and Dhaka North city unit BNP convener Amanullah Aman in a sabotage case filed with Mohammadpur Police Station.
As Rizvi is on the run, the court issued arrest warrant against him.
Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Tofazzal Hossain passed the order, fixing January 4 for start recording deposition of the witnesses.
The other prominent accused in the case are- Barkat Ullah Bulu, Ruhul Quddus Talukder Dulu, Saiful Alam Nirob and Ishak Sarkar.
According to the case documents, BNP men allegedly hurled a petrol bomb on a passenger bus, setting it on fire in Mohammadpur Beribadh area on January 17, 2015. Six to seven passengers got injured in the incident.
Police later filed the case.
Investigation officer Kamal Krishna Saha on August 23, 2016, filed charge-sheet against 45 accused.