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Police seek remand of Mufti Wakkas

Police seek remand of Mufti Wakkas

Police have sought 10-day remand for Hifazat-e Islam leader Mufti Muhammad Wakkas in each of the two sabotage cases lodged against him.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Erfan Ullah on Tuesday fixed Sep 9 for a hearing on the police plea.
Wakkas was detained from Dhaka on Monday in connection with cases filed over the Chittagong-based group’s May 5 rally in the capital.
He is the Secretary General of Jamiyate Ulamaye Islam, a member of the opposition 18-Party alliance.
The court ordered Wakkas, the former State Minsiter during HM Ershad’s regime, to jail responding to a defence plea to defer the order.
The remand pleas, in the cases filed with Motijheel police, claimed lots of vehicles and government offices were damaged at Dhaka’s Motijheel, Fakirapool, Paltan, Ittefaq intersection, Gopibagh, Kamalapur, Dilkusha on May 5 at the instance of top 18-Party alliance leaders ‘for toppling the government’.
Police wanted to quiz the Hifazat Naeb-e-Ameer. The defence filed three pleas –bail for Wakkas, giving him division in jail and arranging treatment of the 61-year-old suffering from heart complications.
Judge Erfan Ullah ordered police to take necessary measures as per the jail code to arrange for the treatment of Wakkas and giving him division. – Court Correspondent

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