Two people, who were detained in connection with the Sheikh Nurul Islam Faruqi murder case, were placed on a two-day remand by a Dhaka court today.
The suspects -- Mahmuda Khatun, 50, and Shariful Islam, 32, -- were arrested from Narayanganj.
Metropolitan Magistrate Waez Kuruni Khan Chowdhury granted the remand prayers after Detective Branch of police placed them before the court seeking seven-day remand for each.
Mahmuda works at the tailor shop owned by Shariful. She had visited the slain imam's house on the fateful day.
Earlier, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police also picked up another suspect Yusuf from pourashava area of Chauddagram, Comilla last evening.
Assailants slit the throat of Faruqi at his East Rajabazar home in the capital on Wednesday night. The following day, his son Faisal Faruqi filed a murder case with the police station against eight to nine unnamed persons.
Aged about 60, Faruqi was the international affairs secretary of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat, and a presidium member of Bangladesh Islami Front. He owned a hajj agency, Faruqi Tours and Travels Private Ltd, and presented Islamic programmes on two private television channels.