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Tangail madrasa teacher, who prayed for Bangabandhu killers, remanded

  • Published at 12:25 am December 20th, 2017
  • Last updated at 12:26 am December 20th, 2017
Tangail madrasa teacher, who prayed for Bangabandhu killers, remanded
A Tangail court has sent the principal of Gopalpur Darul Ulum Kamil Madrasa into police remand in a case filed against him for seeking salvation for the departed souls of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s killers at a Victory Day event. Judge of Senior Judicial Magistrate’s Court Golam Kibria on Tuesday granted police two days to question Dr Faizul Amir Sarker. Gopalpur police station OC Hasan Al Mamun said they were investigating whether Sarker has any ties to Jamaat-e-Islami, Islami Chhatra Shibir or involvement in anti-state or militant activities.
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Gopalpur upazila administration had arranged a special prayer program for the freedom fighters who died during the 1971 Liberation War at the local Muktijoddha Sangsad office on Saturday morning. The event was attended by the local government officials. Sarker had conducted a munajat (prayer) at the program where he prayed for salvation for those who were hanged in connection with the assassination of Bangabandhu, according to witnesses. As his prayer led to confusion and tension in the area, police detained the madrasa teacher right after the incident and started the process to file a case.
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Abdul Kader Talukdar, former commander of the Muktijoddha Command Council, late on Saturday night had filed the case against Sarker. He was questioned and produced before the court on Sunday. The court had sent Sarker to jail rejecting his bail plea.