Five Jamaat leaders asked to appear in court Apr 28
A Dhaka court yesterday asked the Jamaat-e-Islami ameer and secretary general and three others to appear before it on April 28 in connection with a case filed against them for hurting religious sentiment of Muslims.
Metropolitan Magistrate Mehedi Hasan Talukder issued the summons against Matiur Rahman Nizami, Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed and three others after the plaintiff appealed to the court for issuance of arrest warrants against them.
Secretary General of Bangladesh Tarikat Federation Syed Rezaul Haque Chandpuri filed the case with the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court on March 21.
The case stated that Dhaka City Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Rafiqul Islam Khan compared Nizami to Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SM) at a discussion in Dhaka on March 17, which hurt the emotions of Muslims.
After the hearing, Metropolitan Magistrate Abdullah-Al Mamun had fixed yesterday for passing an order on the case.
The three other accused are Jamaat Nayebe Ameer Delwar Hossain Sayedee, Rafiqul Islam Khan and city president of Chhatra Shibir ASM Yahia.
Earlier on Monday, the High Court granted anticipatory bail up to April 4 to five Jamaat-Shibir leaders after they appeared before it and sought the bails in the cases filed in Khulna, Chandpur, Rangamati and Lalmonirhat.
The vacation bench of Justice Md Shahidul Islam passed the order and also asked the petitioners to move the bail petitions before a regular bench on April 4.