Police arrested seven leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and their student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir from a procession on a charge of attempting to carry out subversive activities in Dinajpur town on Saturday morning.
The detainees are district Jamaat ameer Anisur Rahman, Phulbari upazila unit’s former ameer Manjurul Quader, leaders Abu Taher, Jahidul Islam and Abul Bashar and Shibir leader Nayeem Billah.
Tanvirul Islam Tanvir, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station, said they arrested the Jamaat-Shibir men from in front of the road of Polytechnic College around 10am.
After the primary interrogation, they were produced before a court at noon, he said.
Turning down the claim by the law enforcers, the Jamaat-Shibir alleged that they were arrested from a procession brought out to express solidarity with the central committee to press home 10-point demand.