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Death threat to PM: BNP leader Chand placed on 5-day remand

Senior Correspondent  |
Update: 2023-05-25 17:58:44
Death threat to PM: BNP leader Chand placed on 5-day remand

A Rajshahi court today (May 25) placed Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s Rajshahi district convener Abu Sayeed Chand on a five-day remand in a case filed on charges of issuing death threat to the prime minister Sheikh Hasina at a public rally.

Rajshahi Judicial Magistrate Courte judge Mahbub Alam passed the order after police produced him in the court.

Earlier, police applied for a 10-day remand. After the hearing court granted five days remand. 

The public prosecutor of the court Jalal Uddin confirmed the mater. 

Abu Sayeed Chand was arrested from the city today. 

A Magura court on May 24 issued an arrest warrant against Rajshahi BNP Convener Abu Sayeed Chand in a case filed over threatening to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Magura Jubo League Convener Fazlur Rahman filed the case with the court of a magistrate under the Digital Security Act.

The court then issued the arrest warrant and directed police to record the complaint as a first information report.

On Friday, Chand reportedly threatened the prime minister at a public rally. A footage of his statement went viral on social media, triggering protests by the Awami League.

Besides, several cases were filed against Abu Sayeed Chand under the Anti-Terrorism Act for his alleged death threat to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Meanwhile, the ruling Awami League activists also hold demonstrations across the country protesting the death threat to Sheikh Hasina.

Abu Sayeed Chand reportedly made the threat at a rally organised by the BNP Rajshahi district and city units to demonstrate against harassment and arrests of the opposition activists in various fictitious cases and government corruption.

BDST: 1758 HRS, MAY 25, 2023

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