A Dhaka court on Wednesday sent seven leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami including its secretary-general Mia Golam Parwar to jail in a case lodged under the anti-terrorism act.
The other six accused are- Jamaat nayeb-e-amir Mawlana ANM Shamsul Islam, assistant secretary-general Rafiqul Islam Khan, executive council members Ijjat Ullah, Mobarak Hossain, former president of Islami Chhatra Shibir Yeasin Arafat and Md Imam Hossain, personal staff of ANM Shamsul Islam.
Dhaka Additional Metropolitan Magistrate Tofazzal Hossain passed the order as police produced the accused before the court after the end of their remand and pleaded to keep them behind the bars till the end of the probe in the case.
Defence counsels, however, argued for their bail. After hearing both sides, the court sent the accused to jail.
Mia Golam Parwar, Rafiqul Islam Khan, Ijjat Ullah, Mobarak Hossain and Yeasin Arafat were placed on two-day remand on September 12.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Begum Mahmuda Akter on September 7 placed nine leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami including its secretary-general Mia Golam Parwar on four-day remand each in the same case.
Another court on September 10 had placed Mawlana ANM Shamsul Islam and Md Imam Hossain on a four-day remand.