A faction of Islami Oikya Jote (IOJ), led by Misbahur Rahman Chowdhury, on Wednesday claimed that the followers of Jamaat leader Abdur Razzak, now in London, and absconding war criminal Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin masterminded the recent attacks in Bangladesh.
The IOJ leader also alleged that Jamaat-e-Islami was behind the recent terror attacks at Gulshan restaurant and Sholakia Eidgah.
Misbahur made the allegation while speaking at a news conference at Motijheel in Dhaka today.
"I want to make it clear that the reasons behind these attacks are not international. These are a part of a Jamaat-e-Islami design," he said.
"London is the centre of their conspiracy. Some blind followers of Barrister Abdur Razzak and Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin in London planned the terror attacks in Bangladesh," Rahman claimed.
The Islami Oikya Jote leader announced an anti-militancy rally in Dhaka on Sep 3.
The IOJ leader also said mainstream Islamic scholars in Bangladesh do not agree with orator Zakir Naik's beliefs.
"Zakir Naik doesn't follow Mazhab (any Islamic doctrine) and his philosophy is very close to that of Jamaat-e Islami," he said.
Bangladesh has banned Zakir Naik's Peace TV on air and online and is taking his videos offline after it emerged that at least two of the Gulshan attackers were reportedly inspired by him.