Shibir men gave money to put up posters
Local leaders of Islami Chhatra Shibir allegedly gave a teenage madrasa student Tk 5000 for putting up 30 posters, containing anti-government statement in the name of Hefajat-e-Islam, in Bhuapur upazila under the district.
Bhuapur police detained Imrul Hasan Oli, 15, student of local Kostapara Fazil Madrasa, and his three companions when they were setting the posters at Barkatpur intersection in Bhuapur upazila early Monday.
During interrogation, Oli told police that two top leaders of Bhuapur upazila unit of Islami Chhatra Shibir, gave him 30 posters for setting those at different places in the upazila and also gave Tk 5000 in cash for the work a few days ago, said Abu Obaida, officer in charge (Investigation) of Bhuapur Police Station.
“Oli also said he later took Rezaul Karin, 14, and Nahid Hasan, 16, students of Govindasi Nurani Hafizia Madrasa, and Tanvir Ahmed, 15, student of Govindasi High School in the area, with him for putting up the posters,” he added.
Bhuapur police produced the four youths before a court in Tangail yesterday afternoon after filing of a case under Special Powers Act against them on charge of anti-state activities.
The four arrested boys and the two Shibir leaders of Bhuapur upazila unit were made accused in the case, police said.
This correspondent could not contact the Shibir leaders for their version about the allegation against them as their mobile phones were found switched off.
On the other hand, Maulana Abdur Rahman, member secretary of Tangail district unit of Hefajat-e-Islam, said, "Although the posters were put up at different places in the district in the name of Hefajat-e-Islam, those do not belong to my party. We had informed the district police and civil administrations of the matter several days ago.”