A Tangail Court today granted six-day remand for each of the three detainees including a local Jamaat-e-Islami leader in two cases filed in connection with killing of a Hindu tailor.
Senior Judicial Magistrate Anjan Kanti Das passed the order after police produced them before his court seeking seven-day remand for each of them, reports our Tangail correspondent.
The three detainees are Badsha Miah, Jamaat secretary of Gopalpur municipal unit, Aminul Islam, principal of Alamnagar Madrasa, and local BNP activist Jhantu.
They were placed on three-day remand separately in the two cases, said Mahfijur Rehman Ghulam, officer in-charge of Tangail Detective Branch of police.
The three, who were detained yesterday, were shown arrested in the cases this morning.
Two cases -- one filed for killing while another filed under Arms and Explosive Substances Act – were handed over to the DB yesterday.
Four bomb-like objects which were seized from the crime scene will be sent to Shaheed Salahuddin Cantonment for confirmation whether those are grenade or bombs, the OC said.
On the day of murder, the assailants left a bag containing three to four objects that look like crude bombs, two machetes, a lungi, and a towel.
The motive behind the killing is not clear yet, but the machete attack resembles the recent spate of targeted attacks that saw secular bloggers, writers and people of different faiths and ideologies killed over the last few years.
In 2012, Nikhil was in jail for several weeks on charges of making derogatory comments about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), police said.
This could be a possible motive behind his murder, police sources said.
Hours after the incident, global terror outfit Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the killing, US-based SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors terrorist activities globally, said in a post.
The authenticity of the claim could not be independently verified.