Tuesday, 28 September, 2021
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Jamaat secy general, 6 others sent to jail in anti-terrorism act case

A Dhaka court sent seven leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami including its secretary general Mia Golam Porwar to jail in a case lodged under anti-terrorism act. 

The other six accused are- Jamaat nayeb-e-ameer Mawlana ANM Shamsul Islam, assistant secretary general Rafiqul Islam Khan, executive council members Ijjat Ullah, Mobarak Hossain, former president of Islami Chhatra Shibir Yeasin Arafat and Md Imam Hossain, personal staff of ANM Shamsul Islam.  

Dhaka Additional Metropolitan Magistrate Tofazzal Hossain passed the order as police produced the accused before the court after the end of their remand and pleaded to keep them behind the bars till the end of the probe in the case.  

Defence counsels however, argued for their bail. After hearing both sides, the court sent the accused to jail.  

Mia Golam Porwar, Rafiqul Islam Khan, Ijjat Ullah, Mobarak Hossain and Yeasin Arafat were placed on two-day remand on September 12.  

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Begum Mahmuda Akter on September 7 placed nine leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami including its secretary general Mia Golam Porwar on four-day remand each in the same case.  

Another court on September 10 had placed Mawlana ANM Shamsul Islam and Md Imam Hossain on four-day remand.