Four judges get death threat
Four judges of the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate's Court yesterday received death threats through anonymous letters for making public a previous threat, which was issued for â€œnot granting bail to leaders and activists of Islam.â€
"We reject your false trials. You have sided yourself with the devil. Our men are working on the field to teach you a good lesson. Why did you make it public? Now, let's see how your administration saves you?" reads the translation of the letters handwritten in Bangla.
A piece of white cloth, as a symbol of a shroud, accompanied each of the four letters sent to the four judges--Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Bikash Kumar Saha, Additional CMM Md Shahidul Islam Faruque, Metropolitan Magistrates Keshab Roy Chowdhury and MA Salam.
Mahbubul Alam, nazir of the CMM court, filed a general diary with Kotwali Police Station on the judges' behalf in connection with the threats.
On December 8, the four judges and 26 of their colleagues received death threats through SMS.
The translation of the text written in Bangla with English fonts reads, "You are the enemies of Islam. You are keeping the leaders and activists of Islam in detention instead of granting them bail. We have beaten up policemen; now we will cut your tendons and that of your family members. We will kill you. Be ready. Allahu Akbar."