Detectives on Monday evening arrested nine Jamaat-e-Islami leaders, including its top echelon- Ameer Maqbul Ahmad, Nayeb-e-ameer Mia Ghulam Parwar, Secretary General Dr Shafiqur Rahman and Chittagong Metropolitan Ameer Mawlana Shahjahan- from a house in Dhaka’s Uttara.
Member of Jamaat central executive committee Dr Syed Abdullah Mohammad Taher confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune.
Detective Branch Deputy Commissioner (North) Sheikh Nazmul Alam said that the nine were arrested from a house on road 11 of Uttara Sector 6.
He added that a number of the detainees have previous cases filed against them and suspicious documents were found at the location.
Meanwhile, Jamaat issued a press release from its central publicity department shortly after the detentions, calling for nationwide demonstrations on Tuesday against the arrest of their leaders.