Hamza was sent to the Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj after the recording of his confession
Islamist Mufti Amir Hamza, who was arrested by the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on May 24, has confessed to misinterpreting religion and spreading extremism.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Morshed Al Mamun recorded Hamza’s confession after CTTC unit Inspector Kazi Mizanur Rahman, investigation officer of the case, produced the accused at the magistrate’s chamber on Monday, reports The Daily Star.
Hamza was sent to the Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj after the recording of his confession.
In the confession statement, Hamza admitted to delivering provocative speeches in videos on YouTube and Facebook, however, he denied ordering any attack on the parliament.
The islamist orator was arrested from a village in the Islamic University Thana area of Kushtia on Monday, May 24. Following the arrest, CTTC unit Joint Commissioner Ilias Sharif had said a young man named Shakib was arrested from the parliament area with a sword on May 5, and Hamza was arrested based on information in Shakib’s confession statement.