He has been shown arrested in a case filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act
A Dhaka court has placed Shariful Islam Khalid, death row convict for murdering Rajshahi University Prof AFM Rezaul Karim Siddique and an accused in the Holey Artisan terror attack case, on remand for six days.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury issued the order on Saturday after hearing a petition by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mohammad Salahuddin of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) 1, seeking 10 days of remand.
Khalid, 27, is a member of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB). He was detained by RAB at Haripur in Chapainawabganj district’s Nachole upazila Friday afternoon, RAB Legal and Media Wing Director Mufti Mahmud Khan said.
He was shown arrested in a case filed under the Anti Terrorism Act with Mugda police station by RAB 1 Deputy Assistant Director Mofizul Islam on September 22, 2018.
According to the case, on September 22, 2018, Khalid held a meeting with his accomplices at a house in Mugda area, Dhaka to plan sabotage. Upon receiving information, police raided the house and seized a large number of books on militancy, but the militants managed to flee.
Six others have also been made accused in the case. Of them, accused Shahtab Uddin Opu is currently in jail.
Khalid was sentenced to death for killing Rajshahi University (RU) teacher Prof AFM Rezaul Karim Siddique in 2016.
Rajshahi Metropolitan Police had earlier announced a Tk2 lakh bounty for Khalid’s arrest.
He is also the last fugitive in the case filed over the 2016 terror attack on Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan, Dhaka.