Jamaat leader Subhan held
[Bangla Daily Star] Members of an army intelligence agency yesterday tossed in the slammer
Please don't kill me!
The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka
The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an
independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores...
Nayeb-e-Ameer Maulana Abdus Subhan at Bangabandhu Bridge toll plaza in Tangail yesterday in connection with a case of violence.
A war crimes suspect, Subhan was sent to Pabna jail after he was produced before the executive magistrate's court here around 8:00pm, said sources in police.
Earlier, police had taken him from Tangail to Pabna.
"A case was filed in April this year against Subhan and 30 other BNP-Jamaat men on charges of looting, torching and vandalising houses in four villages of Chartarapur union under Sadar upazila in 2003," Jahangir Hossain Matobbar, Pabna superintendent of police, told The Daily Star.
Protesting the arrest, activists of the Jamaat put up barricades of timber in Rajapur, Jafrabad, Jalalpur and a few other places on the Dhaka-Pabna highway around 6:30pm.
Movement of vehicles on the highway remained suspended till the filing of this report at 9:30pm.
The former politician was tossed in the slammer
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at 8:30am when he along with his two sons was on his way to Pabna from Dhaka by a jeep.
After his arrest, he was taken to Bangabandhu Bridge East Police Station and later handed over to Pabna police around 4:45pm, reports our Tangail correspondent.
Witnesses said as the news of his arrest spread, activists of the Jamaat and Islami Chhatra Shibir
... the student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh...
, carrying bamboo sticks, brought out a procession after Zohr prayers before Chanpa Masjid in Pabna town.
When the procession drew close to the Doi Bazar point, some unruly activists threw brickbats at police, prompting the law enforcers to use batons on them.
The clash left at least 20 people, including three police and three journalists injured.
A sub-inspector of Pabna Sadar Police Station was admitted to Pabna Medical College Hospital for treatment.
SUBHAN'S ROLE IN 1971
Subhan served the Jamaat-e-Islami as acting Ameer (chief) of its Pabna unit during the Liberation War.
He was vice-president of the Pabna unit of the Peace Committee, an organization of Pak collaborators, according to the report on the findings of the People's Inquiry Commission on the activities of the war criminals and the collaborators.
Field level investigations have revealed that Subhan organised the Al-Badr and Razakars; formed the Peace Committee and was involved in a number of criminal activities.
He was implicated in a special tribunal case for his alleged activities against the Liberation War and killing of freedom fighters, innocent people and assaulting and repressing women.
He was asked to appear before the sub-divisional magistrate's court on February 29, 1972. But he fled to Pakistain with Ghulam Azam at that time. (Source: "Ekattorer Dalalera" by Shafiq Ahmed and Advocate Shafiqul Islam Shibly, Patahrtala Pabna)
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