A Dhaka court has remanded 13 leaders and activists of BNP’s student wing Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) in a case for clashing with law enforcers in front of the Jatiya Press Club in the capital.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in Dhaka Muhammad Asaduzzaman Nur passed an order placing them on five-day remand on Monday.The previous day, JCD men flocked to Press Club area and tried to wage demonstration in protest against the government’s move to repeal gallantry award of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman and death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed after falling sick in jail.
Remanded people are Manjurul Alam, Ataur Rahman, Masud Rana, Shafiqul Islam,Shahiraz, Ahsan Habib Bhuiyan Razu, Kabir Hossain, Monwar Islam, Ariful Huq, Anisur Rahman Khandaker Anik, Abu Hayat Md Zulfikar, Atif Morshed and Ramzan.
Earlier, investigation officer (IO) of the case and sub-inspector of Shahbagh Police Station Abdullah produced the accused before the court and prayed for 10-day remand.
The defence counsels turned up with bail petitions while state lawyers pressed remand pleas.
Hearing both sides, the court granted five-day remand for each of the accused.