Dhaka court has granted a four-day remand to nine Jamaat-e-Islami leaders each, including the party’s secretary general Mia Golam Parwar, in a case filed under the anti-terrorism act.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Begum Mahmuda Akter on Tuesday passed the order after a hearing.
Earlier, the investigation officer of the case Sub-Inspector Md Aminul Islam of Vatara police station produced the nine men before the court seeking a 10-day remand each.
They were apprehended during a raid at a house in Bashundhara Residential Area of the city around 5:30pm on Monday.
However, Jamaat Ameer Dr Shafiqur Rahman claimed that the nine had convened to chalk out plans for helping the general public amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The other detainees are assistant secretaries general Maulana Rafiqul Islam Khan and former lawmaker Maulana Hamidur Rahman Azad, Central Executive Committee members Abdur Rob, Ijjot Ullah and Mobarak Hossain, and former president of Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Shibir Yasir Arafat, and Jamaat leaders Monirul Islam and Nazrul Islam.