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Two remanded afresh in parliament attack plotting case

  • Published at 08:11 pm May 12th, 2021
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DMP’s CTTC unit arrested the duo from Sher-E-Bangla Nagar area on May 5

A Dhaka court on Wednesday placed two persons including a member of banned militant outfit Ansar al Islam, on two-day fresh remand each in a case lodged over plotting to carry out an attack on the National Parliament Complex.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shahinur Rahman passed the order as police produced Ansar al Islam member Al Amin and radical preacher Ali Hasan Osama before the court and pleaded to place them on seven-day remand.

Earlier on May 6, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Devdas Chandra Adhikari had placed the two on five-day remand each in the case.

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Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit arrested Al Amin from Sher-E-Bangla Nagar area at around 7:45pm on May 5, while Osama was detained from Rajbari earlier on that day.

Incited by Ali Hasan Osama’s hate speech on social networking sites, Al Amin was reportedly plotting to carry out a sword attack on Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban, holding a black flag. Police filed the case under anti-terror act with Sher-E-Bangla Nagar Police Station in this connection.