Attempt to kill Joy case report submission on arrest May 9

Attempt to kill Joy case report submission on arrest May 9

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Dhaka, April 5 – A Dhaka court on Thursday fixed May 9 for submitting the report on execution of the arrest warrant in a case filed for plotting to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s son and her ICT adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy after abduction in the USA.Magistrate Sarafuzzaman Ansari of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka fixed the new date for the submission of the report as police did not submit the report Thursday.
Earlier, the court issued arrest warrant against journalist Shafik Rehman and four others accepting the charge sheet of the case on March 6.
Four other names of the accused mentioned in the charge sheet are: Mahmudur Rahman, acting editor of the Daily Amar Desh, Mohammad Ullah Mamun, vice-president of Jatiyatabadi amajik Sangskritik Sangstha (Jasas) and his son Rizvi Ahmed Caesar and Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan, an expat businessman living in the United States.
Police mentioned Shafik Rehman and Mahmudur Rahman as the masterminds behind the conspiracy to kidnap and kill PM's son Joy” in the charge sheet, court sources said. Mamun aided and abetted, they said quoting the charge sheet.
Caesar collected information on Joy from the FBI and sent to the other accused persons, noted in the charge sheet. Mizanur financed, aided and abetted in the process.
In August 2015, the DB filed the case with Paltan Police Station in connection with attempting to abduct and kill Joy. On April 16 of the following year, detectives in plainclothes arrested Shafik from his Eskaton Garden Road residence.
According to the case statement, Mamun and a number of top leaders of the BNP and its allies met in the UK, the US and various places of Bangladesh before September 2012 and conspired to abduct and kill Joy.
In March 2015, a US court convicted Caesar of bribing an FBI special agent to collect information on a Bangladeshi political figure. The US justice department did not name the politician, but it is believed to be Joy.
In a Facebook status on March 9, 2015, Joy, also the ICT affairs adviser to the Prime Minister, accused BNP leaders of conspiring to abduct and kill him.
Shafik, also a British citizen, worked in various media outlets, including the BBC. Later, he became the editor of the weekly Jai Jai Din in the 80’s. Mamun and Mizanur are on the run. – Special Correspondent

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