Jamaat ameer on fresh remand over militancy links

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Shafiqur Rahman
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A court in Dhaka placed Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami Md Shafiqur Rahman on a three-day fresh remand in a case lodged with capital's Jatrabari Police Station for his alleged involvement in militancy, reports BSS.

Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Syed Mostafa Reza Nur on Thursday passed the order as police produced the Jamaat chief before the court after the end of his seven-day remand in the case and pleaded for placing him on eight-day fresh remand.

Earlier on 13 December, Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Rajesh Chowdhury had placed him on a seven-day remand in the case.

A team of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit arrested the Jamaat chief from capital's Basundhara area on 12 December.

Earlier, police arrested his son Rafat Chowdhury, alleged chief coordinator of banned militant outfit Ansar Al Islam's Sylhet region, in this case.