Sayedee son in 3-day remand

A Dhaka court has given police three days to grill Shamim Hossain Sayedee, son of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee, and four others.

Metropolitan Magistrate Shahriar Mahmoud issued the remand order Tuesday.

Police had requested their remand charging them with attack on law enforcers, obstructing their duties and detonating explosives.

Police said they committed these crimes on Jan 28 in the capital’s Motijheel area demanding repeal of the war crimes tribunal and release of top Jamaat-e-Islami leaders.

Shamim was arrested from capital’s Uttara on Monday morning along with the four others – Habibur Rahman, Mosharraf Hossain, Abdur Rashid and Mohammad Ripon.

Investigation officer for the case SI Kabir Hossain Howlader had requested for seven days to grill the five accused saying it was important for finding out who others were involved with them in the incidents.

The lawyers for the defendants had requested the remand plea be scrapped but did not ask for bail, Abdul Gaffar, a police officer said.

Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee, facing charges of crimes against humanity, is currently in jail. He awaits the verdict of his trial which is expected to follow

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