42 Jamaat-Shibir men detained
Police have arrested 42 activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir in the last two days across the country on charges of creating chaos and attacking law enforcers.
Ten activists were arrested in Chapainawabganj, eight in Naogaon, nine in Chandpur and 15 in Jessore.
The nine Chandpur activists, arrested on Saturday night, were sent to jail yesterday.
Police filed two cases with Chandpur Model Police Station yesterday, accusing 250-300 Jamaat-Shibir activists of the same charges, our Chandpur correspondent reports.
The activists, who were arrested in Chapainawabganj and Naogaon, were planning acts of sabotage, said Chapainawabganj police.
Meanwhile, Jamaat and Shibir have called a dawn-to-dusk hartal in Joypurhat today following the death of Shibir activist Badiuzzaman. He was hit by a bullet during a clash with police in the capital on November 5.
Badiuzzaman, 22, was from Joypurhat. He died at Islami Bank Central Hospital in the capital on Saturday morning.
Besides, 27 Jamaat men, including Panchagarh district nayeb-e-ameer and sadar upazila Chairman Abdul Khalek, have been sent to jail in a case filed for beating Chhatra League and Jubo League activists.
In Noakhali, 26 Jammat leaders and activists were placed on one day's remand yesterday. Chief Judicial Magistrate SM Zakir Hasan passed the order following a remand prayer from police, reports our Noakhali correspondent.
Habiganj unit of Bangladesh Chhatra league brought out a procession in the district town yesterday, protesting against a threat to kill its district President Mostafa Kamal Azad. BCL alleged Shibir's Sylhet district President Khalilur Rahman made the death threat by phone on Friday.
Our RU correspondent said BCL activists allegedly beat and ousted eight students from the Madar Baksh Hall of Rajshahi University on Saturday night, suspecting their links with Islami Chhatra Shibir.