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Golam Parwar, 8 other Jamaat leaders remanded in anti-terrorism case

They were detained during a raid at a house in Bashundhara Residential Area around 5:30pm on Monday

Update : 07 Sep 2021, 05:26 PM

A Dhaka court has placed nine leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami including its Secretary General Mia Golam Parwar on four-day remand in a case filed for holding a secret meeting to plot sedition and destabilize the country.

Metropolitan Magistrate Mahmuda Akter passed the order on Tuesday rejecting the bail petitions filed on behalf of the accused.

Sub-Inspector Md Aminul Islam of Vatara police station, and also the investigation officer of the case filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act, produced the nine Jamaat men before the court seeking 10-day remand for each.

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They were apprehended during a raid at a house in Bashundhara Residential Area of the city around 5:30pm on Monday.

However, Jamaat Ameer Dr Shafiqur Rahman claimed that the nine had convened to chalk out plans for helping the general public amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The other detainees are assistant secretaries general Maulana Rafiqul Islam Khan and former lawmaker Maulana Hamidur Rahman Azad, Central Executive Committee members Abdur Rob, Ijjot Ullah and Mobarak Hossain, and former president of Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Shibir Yasir Arafat, and Jamaat leaders Monirul Islam and Nazrul Islam.

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