Jamaat Headquarters Raided
Monday, 25 October 2010

The police have raided headquarters of the religion-based political party Jamaat-e-Islami at Maghbazar, Dhaka.

No one however has been arrested from the sudden raid on Monday noon.

Nurul Islam, Dhaka metropolitan police's additional deputy commissioner, told bdnews24.com, "Police have raided the headquarters on a tip-off that some people were holding a meeting with a plan to perpetrate subversive acts."

The raid continued for an hour from 1pm to 2pm.

Makbul Ahmed, presently in charge of Jamaat, told reporters, "Police was looking for former MP Abdullah Mohammad Taher." He said that the raid might have been launched to arrest Taher.

A police official, seeking anonymity, confirmed Makbul's speculation.

Taher, a former president of Jamaat's student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir, is also an executive member of the Islamist political party.

Taher on Aug 4 had said that Jamaat-e-Islami has its own reserve forces which will be used against the government at an appropriate time.

State minister for law Qamrul Islam said that the threat amounted to provocation to harm the government and the party in power. A number of cases have been lodged in this regard in Dhaka, Bogra and Gopalganj.

Source: bdnews24.com

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