A Dhaka court on Sunday placed seven persons, including the president and vice president of Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal, the BNP’s youth front, on four days’ remand each in a sabotage case filed at Paltan model police station.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shafi Uddin pronounced the order after investigation officer Sub Inspector Bijan Kumar Biswash of Paltan police station produced the accused before court and sought seven-day remand for interrogation.
The remanded are- Jubo Dal President Sultan Salahuddin Tuku , Vice President Noor Islam Nayan Mokhles Mia, Mosharof Hossain Khokan, Joj Mia, Farid Uddin Rana and Md Abdullah.
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Senior advocate Borhan Uddin appealed for bail of the accused seeking cancellation of the remand.
The defense lawyer said the government is indiscriminately filing cases against BNP activists and leaders fearing the December 10 rally of BNP in Dhaka.
Police are also arresting the BNP activists in these false cases and seeking remand, he said in his appeal.
Dhaka Metropolitan public Prosecutor Abdullah Abu represented the state during the hearing.
According to the complaint, the accused brought out a torch procession at the city’s Paltan area illegally, gave provocative statements against the government, vandalized vehicles and injured police members in an attack.
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SI Kamrul Hasan filed a case against 30 people including BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi and also accused 150 more anonymous people in this regard at Paltan police station.
On December 3, around 11 pm, Jubo Dal leader Tulku and Nayan were arrested from the capital’s Amin bazar area while returning from BNP’s Rajshahi divisional rally.
Source: United News of Bangladesh