Thursday, November 26, 2009
Ahle Hadith man held
Detective Branch (DB) of police yesterday arrested the secretary general of Jamaat-e-Ahle Hadith, suspecting his hand in giving death threat to Attorney General Mahbubey Alam.
Md Rezaul Karim, also a teacher of Bogra Government Azizul Haque College, was shown arrested under Section 54 and produced in Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court, seeking a 10-day remand.
Judge Ruhul Amin granted seven days' remand for Jamaat-e-Ahle Hadith leader.
Talking to The Daily Star, Mahfuzur Rahman, Assistant Commissioner of DB of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police, said a copy of the handwritten letter conveying the death threat to the attorney general was also posted to a local daily.
"We took samples of Rejaul's handwriting and sent those to CID's handwriting experts two days ago. The experts verbally confirmed us that the samples matched", said Rahman.
Police claimed they arrested Rejaul on secret information that he had visited Rajshahi on November 16 from Bogra for posting the letter conveying the death threat but they did not give details.
Meanwhile, JAH Law Affairs Secretary Golam Hossain Sarwar termed the allegations against Rejaul false and claimed that police picked up Rejaul from his house in Bogra on Monday night.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Jamat-e Ahle Hadith secretary general Rezaul Karim was placed on three more days' remand yesterday in connection with a case filed on charge of giving death threat to Attorney General Mahbubey Alam.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ruhul Amin granted the remand after a long hearing on the police prayer for quizzing him for six days, said court inspector Debendranath Das.
Detective Branch (DB) police arrested Rezaul on November 25 under Section 54 and lodged the case under Anti Terrorism Act of 2009 with Boalia Model Police Station on December 3.
In the case, plaintiff Motiar Rahman, an inspector of the DB police complained that Rezaul's handwriting resembled with the handwriting of the letter issuing threats.
Rahman also alleged that Rezaul, despite being a government college teacher, came to Rajshahi from his home in Bogra thrice in November without permission of college authorities. "This indicates his ill motive," he stated.
"I saw Asadullah hosting Arab and Kashmiri mujahideens at his Naodapara Madrasa many times during 1992-93."
Expelled secretary general of Ahle Hadith Andolon (AHA).
Dr Asadullah Al Galib is a teacher at the Department of Arabic at Rajshahi University.
"We will continue our movement unto death."
DR ASADULLAH AL GALIB
leader of AHA
brushing aside the allegations that his party propagates terrorism.