19 Jamaat leaders, activists arrested in Chattogram
Nineteen leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh have been arrested in Chattogram.
Police on early Tuesday arrested them from a house at Odurpara under Chandgaon police station in Chattogram city.
Police claimed that the arrested Jamaat leaders and activists were attending a secret meeting to "commit subversive acts on Dhaka-Cox's Bazar and Dhaka-Chattogram highways to foil the strict lockdown announced by the government."
The arrested accused were identified as Chandgaon Thana (North) president Abul Hasan Md Yasin, secretary Rafiqul Islam, assistant bait ul mal (finance) secretary Md Iskander, Md Ishaque, Abu Hossain Ershad, Mujibul Huq Jabed, Morshedul Alam, Abul Kashem, Md Miraj, Shawkat Hossain, Ali ASgar, Shahidul Islam Belal, Abu Saleh Md Rifat, Abu Bakar Siddique Momin, Anwar Khaled, Saiful Islam, Farhadul Islam, Zakir Hossain and Sheikh Md Rafiqul Islam.
Chandgaon Police Station inspector (Investigation) Rajesh Barua said that a total of 19 leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islam were arrested when they were holding a secret meeting at Chandgaon Shamser Para area early Tuesday.
A case was filed against them under the Special Powers Act of 1974, he said.