10 Jamaat-Shibir activists held in Satkhira
Police arrested 10 activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student front Islami Chhatra Shibir from different upazilas of the district early yesterday on charges of killing a BCL leader and creating violence during hartal.
Satkhira district unit Shibir president Abu Taleb and its student welfare affairs secretary Saiful Islam were among the arrestees.
Police superintendent Mollah Jahangir Hossain of Satkhira district said, they arrested Shibir leader Taleb, son of Abu Bakar of Kolyanpur village of Ashashuni upazila, and Saiful, son of Nazrul Islam of Balunda village under Sharsha upazila of Jessore district, from Puratan Satkhira area of the district town in a case filed for killing BCL leader Mamun in an attack allegedly by Jamaat-Shibir activists on February 28 this year.
At least 15 Islamic books were recovered from their possession.
On the other hand, police arrested eight other Jamaat-Shibir men --Tariquzzaman, Hasanuzzaman and Mizanur from Ashashuni upazila, Abdul Hamid, Mujibur and Muktar from Shyamnagar upazila, Abdul Hakim from Patkelghata, and Abu Bakar from Koloroa upazila of the district -- on charge of creating violence during hartal called by Jamaat.
In Bagerhat, police arrested eight Jamaat-Shibir leaders and activists while holding a secret meeting at Nobboirashi in Morelganj upazila on Tuesday afternoon.
The arrestees were identified as Masudur Rahman, 35, Habibur Rahman, 55, Mahmudur Rahman, 36, Humayun Kabir, 38, Muhibullah Talukdar, 29, Asadur Rahman, 29, Manjur-ul-Rahman, 28, and Salauddin, 18--they all hail from different villages of the upazila.
Being tipped-off, a team of police raided the village around 4:30pm and arrested the Jamaat-Shibir men from the house of schoolteacher Rokhsana Begum of the village, said officer in-charge of Morelganj police station Azizul Haque.
Sensing presence of the law enforces, several other leaders and activists fled the scene, he said.
The arrestees were planning at the meeting to carry out subversive activities, added the OC.