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Plot To Blow Up Oil Depots
Two Shibir leaders on 5-day remand
Ctg saved from big blow, says Ctg police official
Published : Sunday, 22 February, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 22

Staff Correspondent
CHITTAGONG, Feb 21: A Chittagong court on Saturday put two activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir (ICS) on five-day remand in connection with plotting to blow up the depots of state-run oil companies -- Padma, Meghna and Jamuna.
Chittagong Senior Judicial Magistrate Sayed Musfiqul Hakim granted five days of remand following a 10-day remand prayer by the Bakalia thana police, state-run news agency BSS reported quoting court sources.
Earlier, Bakalia thana police arrested three leaders of Islami Chhatra Shibir (ICS), the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, on the day on charge of plotting to blow up the depots of the three state-run oil companies.
Those arrested were identified as Enamul Kabir, Human Resource Affairs Secretary of Shibir central committee; Mohammad Mostofa, Library Secretary of ICS Chittagong North unit; and Mohammad Mushfiq Abrar, Finance Secretary of Chittagong city's Dewan Bazar Ward, said Shah M Abdur Rauf, Assistant Commissioner (AC) of the Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP-Kotwali Circle).
Among those arrested, Mushfiq gave confessional statement before the court involving Enamul Kabir and Mustafa.
Abdur Rauf told the journalists that they planned to attack and demolish the state-run oil depots located at Patenga in line with a directive from the ICS central command.
He also said that the port city was saved from a severe disaster with the arrest of these three Shibir leaders.
He was addressing a press conference in the afternoon following the arrest.
Police arrested the trio from the Boger Beel area during a three-hour drive that started around 1:00am early Saturday, the AC said.
Police sources also said that Enamul arrived in Chittagong from Dhaka on February 12 last to create anarchy in the port city.
Several incidents of violence took place in Chittagong since his arrival here, the sources claimed.







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