Jamaat acting secy general remanded
[Bangla Daily Star] A Dhaka court yesterday placed Jamaat-e-Islami
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...
acting secretary general Shafiqur Rahman on a four-day remand in a case filed under anti-terrorism act.
Metropolitan Magistrate M Saifur Rahman passed the order, rejecting the defendant's bail petition.
Sub-inspector Jahirul Islam of Hazaribagh Police Station, also the investigation officer of the case, produced the Jamaat leader before the court seeking 10 days' remand.
Police recovered 10 crude bombs from Shafiqur's Dhanmondi residence following information gleaned from the arrestee, said the IO in his petition.
Shafiqur's lawyers filed a bail petition.
After hearing, the court rejected the bail petition and granted four days' remand.
Rapid Action Battalion members incarcerated
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
Shafiqur on Thursday.
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