Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Hefajat calls hartal for May 12

Babunagari remanded in cop murder case

This Monday photo shows Hefajat-e Islam and Jamat-e-Islami activists beating up a policeman in an alley at Purana Paltan intersection in the capital. Photo: Star

This Monday photo shows Hefajat-e Islam and Jamat-e-Islami activists beating up a policeman in an alley at Purana Paltan intersection in the capital. Photo: Star

Hefajat-e Islam has called countrywide daylong shutdown for May 12 protesting Monday crackdown on its leaders and workers.

Meanwhile, a Dhaka court on Tuesday placed Hefajat Secretary General Junaid Babunagari on a nine-day remand in a sub-inspector murder case.

Speaking at a press briefing at Hathazari on Tuesday afternoon, a Hefajat leader also extended their support to the May 8, 9 hartal called by the BNP-led 18-party opposition alliance.

Hefajat Cultural Secretary Ashraf Ali Nizampuri also threatened of tougher agitation programmes of their leaders and activists are not released by May 12.

BABUNAGARI

Metropolitan Magistrate Tareque Mainul Islam Bhuiyan passed the order after police produced Babunagari before him with a 10- day remand prayer in the case.

Sheikh Mofizur Rahman, a sub-inspector of Motijheel Police Station and investigation officer of the case, sought the remand.

Police picked up Babunagari near the Dhakeshwari Temple on Monday evening, minutes after Hefajat chief Shafi Ameer Shah Ahmad Shafi left Dhaka for Chittagong to avoid arrest after thousands of his followers resorted to brute violence in downtown Dhaka on Sunday, causing widespread damage.

  • from_beluchistan

    So, I think all off us should go to Babunagari’s house and appear for our finals .

  • trybestone

    Its the character of this government to sue anyone who oppose them and blame anyone with flimsy accusation.

  • Sabina

    Can Supreme Court of Bangladesh ban strikes on behalf of regular people like me? I am really tired of strikes. How long and how much do we have to tolerate this nonsense?

  • Spytek

    The picture above says it all about who Hefajat and Jamaathi really are.

  • http://www.facebook.com/niloufar.sarker Niloufar Naseem Sarker

    Did BNP really need radical support or they pandering to some invisible the sponsor that wants to unravel Bangladesh for what it stands for?

  • COLVINOD

    After a very very long time one can say with pride that “WHAT BENGAL THINKS TODAY THE WORLD THINKS TOMORROW” Bangladesh a Muslim country has demonstrated to the world that how to deal and fight against Terror and Fundamentalist forces. When most of the countries are treating FUNDAMENTALISTS with kid gloves and soft peddling the issue Bangladesh has set-in an example by dealing it frontally. Today the world is watching and BRAVE PEOPLE OF BANGLADESH WILL WIN. We all know HEFAJAT and DEFA-E-Pakistan are two faces of the same coin. Their Aim- to settle the scores of 1971 and push back the spirit of BANGLADESH. They stand for freedom of Rape, Loots and Killings in the name of a religion that came to the world to bring Peace.