BNP leader Chand remanded for five days

Convener of Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s (BNP) Rajshahi district unit Abu Sayeed Chand

A Rajshahi court on Thursday granted police a five-day remand to interrogate district BNP unit convener Abu Sayeed Chand, hours after his arrest in a case over making a ‘death threat’ to prime minister Sheikh Hasina at a recent rally in the district, reports UNB.

Rajshahi Judicial Magistrate Court-2 judge Mahbub Alam passed the order on Thursday said additional public prosecutor Jalal Uddin. Earlier on the day, police arrested the BNP leader from Hargram in Rajshahi. Later he was implicated in a case filed with Puthia police station in the city.

Chand allegedly issued a death threat to the prime minister while addressing at a rally, organised by district unit BNP, at Shibpur High School ground in Puthia Upazila of Rajshahi on Friday. Meanwhile, a video of the threat went viral on social media, triggering a storm of protests among Awami League followers.

Several cases have been lodged against the BNP leader in different parts of the country.