Dhaka, Feb. 19 -- Senior BNP leader Mirza Abbas has been released from jail after securing bail in the last remaining case against him over violence during the party's rally on Oct 28, 2023.

The member of the BNP's policymaking Standing Committee walked out of Dhaka Central Jail on Monday evening after the bail order in the case with Dhaka Railway Police reached the prison.

Hundreds of activists gathered there to greet Abbas, shouting slogans in support of the BNP's antigovernment protests.

"Our movement to restore democracy will continue," Abbas said while briefly addressing his supporters.

He also demanded proper treatment of the jailed BNP leaders and workers, who he said fell sick due to a lack of access to healthcare services.