Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Two Jamaat, Shibir leaders on remand; Jamaat leader remanded again

Friday, February 19, 2010

RU Violence

Rajshahi city Jamaat-e-Islami general secretary Abul Kalam Azad and Rajshahi Polytechnic Institute Islami Chhatra Shibir president Tariq Saifulla were taken on a five-day remand yesterday.

They were arrested on Wednesday in connection with Rajshahi University violence on February 9, the police said.

Meanwhile, police arrested four more Shibir cadres from the city.

Azad was arrested on charge of abetting Shibir cadres during the RU violence that left Chhatra League activist Faruk Hossain dead and several others injured.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

4 more Shibir cadres held at RU

Police arrested four more cadres of Islami Chhatra Shibir, an associated organisation of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, at Rajshahi University yesterday.

The arrestees are Rahat, a sixth semester student of management department, Riad Ibne Ahad, Arifuzzaman and Monjurul Islam, third year students of law and justice department of the university.

Sources said BCL activists beat up Rahat in front of the management department in Rabindra Arts building suspecting him a Shibir cadre and handed him over to police around 12:30pm. Later, police picked up Riad, Arifuzzaman and Monjurul while they were taking the university exam.

Following the arrests, the RU Institute of Business Administration (IBA) suspended all academic activities till February 25 while departments of Marketing and Management postponed all scheduled exams indefinitely.

Officer-in-Charge of Motihar Police Station Tofazzel Hossain said the arrests were made on suspicion of their involvement in six cases filed in connection with the recent RU violence. “We will take further action after interrogating them,” the OC said.

In another incident, Motihar police yesterday recovered 21 'jihadi' books from Rahamatunnessa Hall, a female dormitory of Rajshahi University. Police said they recovered those from below a staircase of the hall around 9.30am after the university authorities had informed them.

The Rajshahi city Jamaat assistant general secretary Siddik Hossain, arrested over the February 9 Rajshahi University violence, was taken on another three days' police remand yesterday.

The additional chief metropolitan magistrate court granted the police three days when they prayed for five days' remand against Siddik.

Meanwhile, police arrested Faruk Hossain, 26, a Shibir cadre, on charge of killing of Hafizur Rahman Shahin, another Shibir cadre of Rajshahi University unit, from Chamar Bazar in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj Sunday evening.

A court sent him to jail after he was produced before it yesterday, police said.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Secret Jamaat-Shibir Meeting
RU teacher among 10 held in Natore

Police arrested 10 Jamaat-Shibir activists, including a teacher of Rajshahi University, while they were holding a secret meeting at Far East Islami Life Insurance office at Shahara Plaza in Natore town yesterday.

Officials of the Far East Islami Life Insurance Company claimed that police arrested the persons when they were attending a monthly meeting of the financial institution in the afternoon.

Receiving information that Jamaat and Shibir men are holding a secret meeting at Far East Islami Life Insurance Company's office in the town, Chhatra League and Jubo League activists rushed to Sahara Plaza at around 4:15pm.

Witnesses said, the BCL and Jubo League men cordoned off the office, beat up the people who were holding a meeting inside and informed the police.

Police reached the spot, arrested the Jamaat and Shibir activists and took them to Natore Sadar Police Station.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mamunur Rashid of Natore Sadar Police Station said police arrested the Jamaat- Shibir men as they were holding a secret meeting at the office.

Two persons were injured from a fall as they tried to escape arrest. They are Abul Hashem, son of Abul Kashem of Saturia village and Abdul Alim, son of Belal Hossain of Roy Halsa village in Natore Sadar upazila. Police arrested the two.

Other arrestees are Badiuzzaman, son of Abu Taleb of Bashbhag village, Syed Ali, son of Hazrat Ali of Bagrom village and Shahjalal, a teacher of Beel Haloti College in Natore Sadar upazila, Zakir Hossain, son of Abdur Rahman of Purna Kalya village under Boraigram upazila, Abdullah Al Mamun, a teacher of RU Islamic studies department, Ansar Ali, son of Motaleb Ali and Sadrul Billah, son of late Abdul Hye of Singra upazila, and Kamrul Islam, son of Altaf Molla of Kazir Chawk village under Bagatipara upazila.

Contacted, Far East Islami Life Insurance Company official Masudul Haque alleged that Chhatra League and Jubo League workers beat up the bank officials who were at the monthly coordination meeting at the office. Later, police came, arrested the officials and took them to Natore Police Station, he added.

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