A Chattogram court on Tuesday placed Abdullah Al Mahfuz, a leader of banned militant outfit Hizb ut-Tahrir, on a fresh eight-day remand in a case filed over his alleged involvement in terrorism.
Chattogram Metropolitan Police's additional deputy commissioner (prosecution) Md Kamruzzaman said, "Chattogram Metropolitan Magistrate Sarwar Jahan passed the order after the investigation officer produced him before the court and pleaded for 10 day's remand."
Earlier, on November 23, Hizb ut-Tahrir regional chief Mohammad Ershad Alam was remanded for five days, while 14 others including Mahfuz was remanded for three days.
Sub inspector of Kotwali police station and investigation officer of the case Abul Kalam Azad said, "Previously, Mahfuz was placed on a three-day remand. We got quite important information from him. Important documents were recovered on the basis of his information. He was remanded again for further investigation.
Chattogram police detained the Hizb ut-Tahrir members while conducting drives at different areas of the port city from Friday (November 22) night to Saturday (November 23) morning.
A case was lodged against them with Kotwali police station under the Anti-Terrorism Act.
Hizb ut-Tahrir was banned in South Asian countries in 2009 for carrying out anti-state and anti-democratic activities.