10 Hizb-ut Towhid men remanded
Chief Judicial Magistrate court of Kushtia yesterday placed 10 out of 31 Hizb-ut Towhid men including its regional chief on a four-day remand.
Earlier on Sunday, the same court sent them to jail.
The Hizb-ut men placed on remand are the outfit's regional chief Mahbubur Rahman, two alleged trainers Anisur Rahman and Saidur Rahman and seven top leaders of different areas in the region-- Mirza Jibon, Saiful Islam, Jahangir Hossain, Liton Miah, Abdul Hannan, Habib and Shafiqul Alam.
Police said the Hizb-ut men would be interrogated on various issues including their activities in the areas, association with other militant outfits and the ongoing militant activities in the country.
A team of Kushtia Sadar police led by Officer-in-Charge (OC) Babul Uddin Sardar arrested 31 members of the outfit last Friday amid a secret meeting.
Police seized books, leaflets and two kinds of powders, which are yet to be identified. A case was filed with Kushtia Sadar Police Station on April 19 in this connection.
According to police, Hizb-ut Towhid, one of 29 Islamic organisations suspected for militant activities in the country, has been operating in the region including Meherpur, Jhenidah, Magura and Chuadanga for last few years.
Earlier, police had arrested at least 100 activists of the organisation in several districts in the region. However, all were released on bail.
Rezaul Islam, investigation officer (IO) of the case said they will start interrogation from today under a special cell in Kushtia.
S.M Mahfuzul Haque Nuruzzaman, Kushtia police super told the daily star that the militants would not be spared. They would be brought to book.