7 Jamaat men held from Gulshan

Police on Friday arrested seven activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami from the capital’s Gulshan area for “plotting to create anarchy”.

The activists of the Islamist party were arrested while they were holding a “secret meting” in an auditorium of the Islamic International School and College in the Gulshan area, Officer-In-Charge of the Gulshan Police Station Rafiqul Islam told reporters.

Those arrested were identified as two former Rukon (a mid-level position in Jamaat) Saleh Ahmed and Mostafizur Rahman, and Abdul Mannan, Mohammad Hedayetullah, Sagir Ahmed, Kabir Ahmed and Mohammad Kefayetullah.

The police official said that Kefayetullah is the Deputy Secretary of the college and also a Jamaat leader of the party’s Badda thana unit. Abdul Mannan is also a Jamaat leader of the same unit, Hedayetullah is from the party’s Bhatara thana segment and Sagir Ahmed from the Banasree thana area.

Legal steps would be taken against them, the OC said.

Apparently in desperation for the release of their top leaders, including those facing the war crimes charges, the activists of the Jamaat and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir have been running riot since mid-October, clashing with law enforcers and vandalising and setting ablaze vehicles in the capital and elsewhere across the country.

The Islamist party observed a nationwide dawn-to-dusk shutdown on Thursday demanding the release of all its detained leaders. Party activists unlashed arson attacks on the policemen during the lockdown.bdnews24.com

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