A Dhaka court on Thursday put BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's Special Assistant Samsur Rahman Shimul Biswas on a five-day fresh remand in a case filed over attacking police and snatching detainees from a prison van from the High Court area.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Judge Sharafuddin Ansari passed the order after the case investigation officer filed a petition seeking a 10-day remand for him.
Earlier on February 9, Shimul was remanded for five days in another case filed under the Special Powers Act at Shahbagh police station.
Meanwhile, BNP on Thursday also voiced concern over putting Shimul on further remand.
In a statement, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir warned that the government would have to take the responsibility if Shimul is tortured and anything bad happens to him during remand.
“The country is now completely enchained by the current regime’s misrule. BNP leaders and activists are being tortured after their arrest in false cases filed against them out of political vengeance,” he observed.
Fakhrul alleged that the government is indulging in such acts only to destroy BNP and prolong its ‘misrule’.
He demanded Shimul’s immediately release and withdrawal of the ‘false and fabricated cases’ filed against him.
Minutes after the lower court verdict that jailed BNP chief Khaleda in a corruption case last week, police had arrested Shimul on the court premises.
Later, he was shown arrested in the violence case filed with Shahbagh police.