Dhaka-The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka on Monday deferred the hearing on the remand plea of a Detective Branch (DB) Inspector against BNP Joint Secretary General Aslam Chowdhury, to Tuesday.Magistrate Maruf Hossain of the CMM Court passed the order when DB Inspector Golam Rabbani produced Aslam to the court on Monday seeking a 10-day remand in a sedition case filed against him with Gulshan Police Station on May 26.
Besides, Magistrate Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury of the court granted a plea of Investigation Officer Fazlul Haque of the sedition case to show BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury arrested in the case. On May 26, Inspector Golam Rabbani filed the case against the BNP leader for his alleged involvement in an anti-state plot. .
Meanwhile, Magistrate Golam Nabi and Mohammad Majharul Islam of the CMM Court fixed June 6 for hearing on remand pleas against Aslam in two other cases filed with Motijheel and Lalbagh Police Stations of the city for his alledged involvement in arson attacks.
Earlier, on May 24, police sought a 10-day remand each in the two cases to interrogate Aslam Chowdhury in the two cases. On the same day, Magistrate Sohel Rana of the CMM Court sent him to the jail.
On May 16, a court placed the BNP leader on a seven-day remand for interrogation in connection with his alleged involvement in an the anti-state plot on May 16. During the hearing, Magistrates Abdullah Al Masud and Maruf Hossain fixed May 30 for hearing on the remand pleas.
Plainclothes police arrested Aslam from Kuril Biswa Road of the city on May 15 within hours of imposition of a travel ban on him. Aslam denied any conspiracy against the government although he reportedly admitted to meeting Israel’s Likud Party leader Mendi N Safadi at a tea party in India.- Special Correspondent