Rafiqul was arrested by RAB on April 7
A Dhaka court on Thursday placed stunted Rafiqul Islam Madani, popularly known as “shishu bokta” or child preacher, on a seven-day remand in a case lodged under the Digital Security Act (DSA).
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Abu Sufian Mohammad Noman passed the order after police produced the accused before the court virtually and pleaded to show him arrested in the case and place him on a 10-day remand.
Earlier on Wednesday, the same court had placed Rafiqul Islam on a four-day remand in a case lodged for attacking and engaging in fight with police in the capital last month.
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Earlier on April 7, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Rafiqul from his house in Netrokona and filed a case under Digital Security Act (DSA) with Gacha police station.
Another case under DSA was filed against Rafiqul with Gazipur’s Bason police station.
A person named Md Adnan Shanto filed another DSA case against the accused with the capital’s Motijheel police station on April 8.
Bangladesh Chhatra Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad brought out a rally in Motijheel area on March 25, protesting the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Rafiqul was seen leading the rally with some other people. As police tried to push them away from the road, they locked in a clash with the law enforcers.
Police had arrested Rafiqul from the scene but later released him on that day.