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Bangladesh
More arrests over Jamaat rampage
2012-11-08
[Bangla Daily Star] Law enforcers placed in durance vile
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
143 more leaders and activists of 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...
and Islami Chhatra Shibir
... the student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh...
in drives overnight Tuesday in the capital and six other districts for violence and attacks on coppers.

Of them, 46 people were locked away
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
in the capital, 42 in Kushtia, 14 in Rajshahi, 11 in Chandpur, eight in Chittagong, 21 in Feni and one in Narayanganj district.

Earlier on Monday and Tuesday, a total of 327 Jamaat-Shibir men were picked up in different districts for the same offences.

The festivities broke out when the Jamaat-Shibir activists erupted into the streets as part of their nine-day programme demanding release of their nine top leaders now being tried for committing crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War.

The brawls left at least 384 people, including 140 coppers, injured. Some activists of the Islamist party looted a rifle in Rajshahi and a shotgun in Noakhali from police and set afire many vehicles and shops and damaged dozens of others.

In the capital, 27 Jamaat-Shibir men were placed in durance vile
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
by the Rapid Action Battalion-3 (Rab) and 19 by Ramna police.

Court sources said 35 out of the 46 arrestees were yesterday placed on three-day remand each in connection with violence and vandalism at Malibagh on Tuesday. The rest were sent to jail.

Besides, 19 out of the 35 detainees were placed on four-day remand each on charges of attacking coppers and obstructing them in their duties.

Talking to The Daily Star, Lt Col MM Anisur Rahman, commanding officer of Rab-3, said they placed in durance vile
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
16 Jamaat-Shibir men at Meererbagh while they were in a meeting to devise plans for carrying out subversive activities.

The elite force also picked up 11 more Jamaat activists from different parts of the city.

Ramna police said they placed in durance vile
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
19 Jamaat-Shibir men from Malibagh and its adjacent areas for attacking police and creating anarchy on city streets on Monday and Tuesday.

In Kushtia, police placed in durance vile
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
42 Jamaat-Shibir men from different parts of the district, reports our correspondent.

Law enforcers said they made the arrests following the filing of two cases against 400 Jamaat-Shibir men over Sunday's attacks on police, said Zoynal Abedin, additional police superintendent in Kushtia.

Rajshahi police placed in durance vile
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
14 Jamaat men from different areas in the district for Monday's attacks on cops that left 30 coppers injured, adds our Rajshahi correspondent.

Jamaat-Shibir men attacked two coppers, snatched a rifle from them and hit them with the rifle in the city's Shaheb Bazar on Monday evening.

Police in Chittagong locked away
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
eight activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir, an associated body of Jamaat, from different areas of the port city on charges of vandalism and attacks on police.

A court in Feni yesterday sent 13 Jamaat-Shibir men to jail after they surrendered before it in connection with a case filed for attacking coppers on Tuesday, reports our correspondent.

Police picked up 10 more Jamaat activists in the district.

A correspondent from Chandpur adds: Police placed in durance vile
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
Chandpur town Jamaat unit chief Shahjahan Mia and 10 others on charge of plotting subversive activities.

In Narayanganj, police locked away
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
Jamaat leader Nazrul Islam from Fatullah area in connection with attacking police on Tuesday.
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