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Jamaat man who dug symbolic grave for PM Hasina arrested

  • Published at 11:10 pm September 12th, 2018
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Moksed Ali alias Khoka, 56, was arrested from the Debhata Upazila on Tuesday night

A Jamaat-e-Islami activist, who dug a symbolic grave for Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2013 in Satkhira, has been arrested.

Moksed Ali alias Khoka, 56, was arrested from the Debhata Upazila on Tuesday night, said Sub-Inspector Yamin Hossain of the local police station.

“He is accused in at least six cases of subversive activities and extortion,” Yamin said.

Moksed was directly involved in violence orchestrated by Jamaat and its ally BNP after February 28, 2013, the policeman said, quoting newspaper reports.

Violent protests had erupted after Jamaat leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee was convicted in a war crimes case on February 28 that year.

The aim of the violent movement was to overthrow the government, according to the policeman.

At that time, Moksed dug a symbolic grave for Sheikh Hasina to create panic among the locals, the sub-inspector said.

Various newspapers ran reports with pictures of Moksed taking part in subversive activities, he added.