Dhaka, June 8: BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury on Wednesday was placed on a fresh five-day remand in a sedition case filed allegedly for hatching a conspiracy with Israel’s Likud Party and its intelligence agency Mossad to oust the government.
Earlier, the DB requested for seven day’s remand more for Aslam.
Metropolitan Magistrate Mahmudul Hasan passed the order after Fazlul Haque, inspector of Detective Branch of police, produced Aslam before the court on completion of his seven-day remand in the same case.
On May 15, Aslam was arrested from Dhaka’s Khilkhet over the alleged plot with Israel to topple the Bangladesh government. Later, he was remanded for seven days showing arrested under section 54 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
On May 24, he was also shown arrested in two arson cases filed during BNP-led 20-party alliance’s anti-government agitation in January last year. Police also prayed for 20 days’ remand. But the court fixed June 6 for remand hearing.
Aslam was shown arrested in the case on May 27, eleven days after he was sued for the alleged sedition.
On May 31, Metropolitan Magistrate Md Golam Nabi granted Aslam’s seven-day remand in the case.