CJ now gets threat over phone
An unidentified phone caller on Sunday issued threats to Chief Justice ABM Khairul Haque and his family members, just three days after two Molotov cocktails were hurled on the compound of his official residence in the city on November 18.
Ramna police on Sunday recorded a General Diary (GD) in this connection and asked Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission to trace the number of the land phone used in the act and provide its call records.
Son of the chief justice received a phone call on Sunday afternoon, read the GD filed by Shiblee Noman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Ramna Police Station.
The caller warned him and also asked to inform his father "not to cross the limit, otherwise the chief justice will have to face dire consequences," stated the GD.
Ramna OC filed the GD after the chief justice's family members informed him about the threat.
Police are yet to detect the callers and the phone number, said Krishnapada Roy, deputy commissioner of Ramna division.
Law enforcers are on the hunt for the persons accused in Molotov cocktail-hurling incident, he added.
Two Molotov cocktails exploded inside the chief justice's residence around 8:30pm on November 18.
Ramna police filed a case implicating four leaders and a son of another leader of the main opposition BNP.
The accused are Moazzem Hossain Alal, president of BNP's youth front Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal; Habib-un-Nobi Khan Sohel, president of the party's volunteers' front Jatiyatabadi Swechchhasebak Dal; Barrister Nasir Uddin Asim, BNP chairperson's human rights affairs secretary; Sultan Salauddin Tuku, president of BNP-backed student organisation Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal; and Akhter Hamid Paban, son of BNP Secretary General Khandakar Delwar Hossain.
Police suspect the two incidents are correlated.