Detectives Grill Nizami
Monday, 05 July 2010

Police have taken Jamaat-e-Islami chief Matiur Rahman Nizami to their headquarters on Sunday for questioning.

Paltan police chief Shahidul Haque told that the Jamaat leader will be grilled in the case over obstruction of police duty filed with his station on Feb 17.

"He was taken to the DB headquarters from Dhaka Central Jail around 4.30pm. Before that, he was produced before a court in case for murdering freedom fighters in Keraniganj," Haque said.

The police said they have found evidence against the three top Jamaat-e-Islami leaders, arrested on June 29, of obstructing police duty.

The detective police on July 1 took Jamaat secretary general Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed and central executive committee member Delwar Hossain Sayedee for questioning in the same case.

Their three-day remand ended on Saturday.

However, a detective official, requesting anonymity told that the duo were kept at the headquarters instead of being taken to court as they have another six days of questioning left for two other cases filed with Paltan police.

The case filed with Paltan police cited that Jamaat-Shibir activists held a procession defying police obstruction in Bijaynagar on Feb 17 that prompted a clash.

The Paltan police chief was injured during the clash. The Paltan police filed a case against some unknown 500-600 people including three Jamaat and Shibir activists.

Those three activists were held immediately. They are currently on bail.

Investigation officer Zillur Rahman, also sub-inspector of Paltan Police Station, found evidence that the leaders had links, he said.

The central leaders would be quizzed about that, the officer said and added that they would not be asked anything except matters related to that particular case.

He said they were verifying the statements given by Mojaheed and Sayedee in remand.

The arrestees were sent to jail after the police were given 16 days to question them in five cases the following day.

The court allowed nine days in total for interrogating the accused in the three cases filed with the Paltan police.

Two other cases are one filed on Feb 12 on charges of violating the ban on rallies and meetings in main streets, attempting to stop the presidential convoy and disrupting police duty.

The other case is obstructing police duty in June 27 countrywide general strike.

Besides, the Jamaat leaders were given remand order of another seven days in two other cases filed with Uttara Police and Ramna Police.


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