28 female Jamaat workers remanded

28 female Jamaat workers remanded

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Dhaka – A Dhaka court has granted police two days for custodial grilling of 28 female activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami, arrested in Mohammadpur over charges of planning sabotage.Metropolitan Magistrate Delwar Hossain Khan issued the remand order on Friday, Court Police Sub-Inspector Nizam Uddin told journalists.
Police arrested the activists of the Jamaat in a house at Tajmahal Road on Thursday afternoon.
A case was started against them under the Special Powers Act later, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Biplob Kumar Sarker said.
SM Kamaluddin and Abdur Razzak, the lawyers representing the accused, petitioned for bail while police sought seven days of remand.
The bail petition said, “Jamaat-e-Islami is a legal political party. It was our organisational meeting on Thursday. We were not planning sabotage.”
Rejecting the bail petition, the court granted police the two-day remand.
The accused female activists of the party include relatives of war crimes convicts, according to police officer Biplob.
He told a press conference in the morning that police raided a flat on the first floor of the building in Mohammadpur on a tip-off.
A number of books, leaflets, and monthly report forms of the party were seized.
“The meeting’s objective was to carry out sabotage,” Biplob said.
He said the arrested Jamaat activists needed to be grilled in custody as they were not revealing any details. – News Desk

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