Jamaat chief put on 7-day remand

A Dhaka court on Tuesday placed Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Shafiqur Rahman on a 7-day remand in a case filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act.


Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Rajesh Chowdhury passed the order after the hearing.


Earlier, the investigation officer of the case produced him before the court with a ten-day remand prayer in the case filed with Jatrabari police station while defense counsels argued for turning down the petition.


Dr Md Shafiqur Rahman was arrested for his alleged involvement in militancy, said the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) of police.


The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested him in the early hours of Tuesday from his residence in the capital.


On December 10, the ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami announced a 10-point demand largely overlapping with the BNP’s, and declared a mass rally on December 24 just after the BNP’s announcement.


Jamaat-e-Islami made the announcement to build a nationwide simultaneous mass movement based on the 10-point demand to restore democracy in the country and bring back the people’s rights, said a media statement.


Source: United News of Bangladesh