A Dhaka court today placed BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury on a seven-day remand in a sedition case filed allegedly for hatching a conspiracy with Israel's Likud Party and its intelligence agency Mossad to oust the government.
The court of Metropolitan Magistrate Md Golam Nabi passed the order after Fazlul Haque, inspector of Detective Branch of police, produced Aslam before it around 10:30am with a 10-day remand prayer in the case.
Earlier on May 15, Aslam was picked up from the capital's Khilkhet area over the alleged plot with Israel to topple Bangladesh government. After 11 days, he sued for the alleged sedition on May 26.
He was also shown arrested in two arson cases filed during BNP-led 20-party alliance’s anti-government agitation last year.
Known to be a trusted lieutenant of BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman, Chittagong-based businessman Aslam came under severe criticism from in and outside the party after several photographs went viral in social media showing him with Israeli politician Mendi N Safadi, also chief of Safadi Center for International Diplomacy and Public Relations.
Newspapers ran reports that he “conspired” with the Israeli politician to overthrow Awami League government in Bangladesh.