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12:00 AM, November 12, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, November 12, 2012

Alleged Abduction of Shukho Ranjan Bali

It's Jamaat's drama

Attorney general tells HC

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam yesterday told the High Court that Jamaat-e-Islami has staged a drama over the alleged detention of Shukho Ranjan Bali, a defence witness of Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee.
He said the writ petition, claiming that law enforcers had abducted and detained Ranjan, was filed in a bid to make the ongoing trial of the 1971 crimes against humanity questionable.
The attorney general was speaking during hearing on the petition filed, challenging the legality of the alleged abduction of Ranjan.
Abul Kalam Azad, Ranjan's friend, submitted the petition on November 7 seeking directives from the HC on the government to produce Ranjan before the court to show that he was not illegally detained.
Azad claimed in the petition that Ranjan, who was in a vehicle with him, had been "abducted by a group of plainclothes police" in front of the main entrance of the International Crimes Tribunal-1 on November 5.
Mahbubey Alam yesterday told the court that Jamaat-e-Islami was involved in terrorist activities including attacking law enforcers across the country in an attempt to foil the ongoing trial of crimes against humanity.
He also said the petitioner could not show any document that law enforcers have arrested Ranjan and so, the petition was not acceptable.
Petitioner's counsel, Abdur Razzaq, argued that law enforcers abducted and detained Shukho Ranjan illegally in broad daylight, so that he cannot place statement before the tribunal on behalf of Sayedee.
After concluding the hearing, the HC bench of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Muhammad Khurshid Alam Sarkar fixed tomorrow for passing an order.

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