• Thursday, Aug 13, 2020
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Imam arrested for expressing extremist views

  • Published at 06:43 pm July 18th, 2020
Maolana Abdur Rahman Didary, 27
Maolana Abdur Rahman Didary

He also made derogatory remarks about the prime minister

Bogra police on Friday night arrested the imam of a local mosque in Sherpur upazila for making derogatory remarks about the premier and spreading extremist views on Facebook.

Maolana Abdur Rahman Didary, 27, was arrested after a case was filed against him at Sherpur police station by Kusumbi union unit Awami League General Secretary Julfikar Ali Shanju.

The derogatory remarks and extremist views were expressed through several posts on April 5, 6, 7, 13 and 18 in this year and, earlier, another on October 21 last year, according to a briefing to journalists by Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) (Bogra Sadar Circle) Sanatan Chakraborty.

One of the posts was titled: "Biraler moto 500 bochhor bachte chaina, singher moto ek ghonta bachte chai (Don't want to live like a cat for 500 years, want to live like a lion for an hour)," said ASP Sanatan.

In one of the posts, he declared Bangladesh Police as an enemy of Islam. Moreover, in another post he made derogatory remarks about Islamic leaders who were promoting social distancing amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to ASP Sanatan.

During primary interrogation, the accused imam admitted to police that he had posted the Facebook statuses out of anger after Delwar Hossain Sayeedi was sentenced in court, confirmed Sanatan.

A seven-day remand prayer was made after Didari was produced before the court of Bogra senior judicial magistrate on Saturday. 

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