10 Jamaat leaders arrestedNew Age Online
At least 10 Rokons of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami were arrested at a house in the capital’s Uttara Saturday night on charge of conspiring against the state.
The police arrested them at the house of one Abdul Mazid in sector-5 at Uttara where they, led by Jakir Hossain, were holding a meeting at about 8:30pm.
The police, however, failed to arrest the house owner.
Uttara west police station officer-in-charge Khandaker Rezaul Hassan said the Jamaat leaders would be sent to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court, seeking remand in police custody.
They were arrested on suspicion but a sedition case will be filed against them, said Rezaul.
The Rokons were arrested on the eve of Jamaat's countrywide protest programme Sunday in protest of continuing arrest of their leaders and activists.
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