Ananta killing: 5 Ansarullah men on 7-day remand
A Sylhet court today placed five members of banned organisation Ansarullah Bangla Team in seven days remand each over the killing of blogger Ananta Bijoy Das.
Sylhet Metropolitan Magistrate Sahedul Karim passed the order around 11:00am, our Moulvibazar correspondent reports quoting Arman Ali, inspector of Criminal Investigation Department.
The accused are: Touhidur Rahman, a UK citizen of Bangladeshi-origin, Aminul Mallik, Ariful Islam, Zakirul Prokash and Sadeque Ali Mithu.
Criminal Investigation Department (CID) produced them before court and sought each in 15 days remand. However, after the hearing, the magistrate placed the accused under a week in remand each.
Blogger Ananta Bijoy Das was hacked to death by a group of masked men in Sylhet city. His murder was a series of killings targeted on free thinkers in Bangladesh.
Law enforcers detained five people so far in the killing case.
Touhidur employed five Ansarullah members to carry out the killing missions of secularist bloggers Avijit Roy and Ananta, according to the law enforcers.