A case has been filed against 200 activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir charging them for vandalising police vehicle, attacking police and indulging in arson during the latest half-day strike enforced in Rajshahi.Police Sub Inspector Enamul Haque filed the case at the Motihar Police Station on Tuesday night naming 40 activists.
The Jamaat had enforced the 6am-2pm shutdown through eight districts of Rajshahi division on Tuesday protesting arrest of the Islamist party’s Central Assistant Secretary General Mojibur Rahman.
According to Motihar Police Station Officer in Charge Sanaul Haque, Shibir activists clashed with law enforces at several places during the shutdown and torched a police vehicle after vandalising it. A total of 249 men were nabbed from the scene, of whom 14 were sent to the court on Wednesday afternoon showing arrested in the case.
The Islamist party had enforced a half–day strike (6am-2pm) in eight districts of Sylhet on Monday over the same demand.
Mojibur Rahman was arrested in a case filed on Dec 3 over issuing ‘death threats’ to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The ‘death threat’ was issued at an opposition 18-Party Alliance’s rally on Nov 28.
Bangladesh Jananetri Parishad Chief AB Siddiqui filed the case at the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s court. The court put Paltan police in charge of its investigation.
In the past few weeks, several Jamaat leaders like Mia Golam Parwar, Tasnim Alam and Abdullah Mohammad have been thrown behind bars. Bdnews24.com