Police have arrested 10 leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami, including its ameer, while holding a clandestine meeting at Sabujbag Jame Mosque in the district’s Shibganj area.
The arrestees are Sylhet Metropolitan Jamaat ameer Advocate Ahsanul Mahbub Jubayer, Mohammad Abdus Shobur, Ahmad Al Musad, Mir Hossain, Joynal Abedin, Delwar Hossain Jamil, Mahmud Ahmed, Mohammad Morshed Alam, Abdullah Al Munim and Ahmed Hossain.
Shahporan OC (Investigation) Monirul Islam said: “Acting on a tip-off, we conducted a raid at the mosque and arrested them around 9:45pm Thursday. They are being interrogated at the police station.”
However, in a press release Jamaat claimed that the party had organised a prayer at Sabujbag Jame Mosque for the departed soul of one of their activists aft Asr prayer .
Many of the leaders and activists got stuck in the mosque due to the rain who were later arrested by the police at night, the press release said.