A Dhaka court has granted a seven-day remand to interrogate Jamaat-e-Islami chief Shafiqur Rahman in their custody of the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Bangladesh Police.
The Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate’s court scrapped a plea by Shafiqur’s lawyers requesting bail in a case filed under the Counter Terrorism Act at Jatrabari Police Station on Tuesday, according to bdnews24.com.
Police had arrested the Jamaat amir at his home in Dhaka’s Bashundhara at 1 am and brought him to the court to request a 10-day remand for questioning.
Law enforcers arrested Shafiqur’s son Rafat Sadiq Saifullah on Nov 9 on suspicion of involvement with banned militant outfit Ansar Al-Islam, naming him as its chief convener in the Sylhet region.
Counter-terror unit chief Asaduzzaman says that Rafat was also involved with two Rohingya separatist groups — the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army and the Rohingya Solidarity Organisation.
Rafat’s name had come up after three Ansar members arrested in Dhaka’s Sayedabad on Nov 1 gave their testimony to the court on Nov 6.
He was also interrogated in police custody in connection with the Jatrabari Police Station case.
Shafiqur has been shown arrested in the same case.