‘Plot to abduct Joy’: Mahmudur Rahman again on 5-day remand

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Dhaka, May 4: Daily Amar Desh acting Editor Mahmudur Rahman again taken on a five-day fresh remand on Wednesday in a case filed over alleged plot to kill prime minister’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy.

Detective Branch senior Assistant Commissioner Hasan Arafat produced him before the court and sought seven-day remand.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Pranab Kumar Hui passed the remand order for 5-day after hearing.

Earlier, he was placed for five days in remand on April 25.

The case was filed by DB Inspector Fazlur Rahman with Paltan Police Station in August last year.

According to the case statement, Caesar’s father Mohammad Ullah Mamun, vice-president of BNP’s cultural wing Jasas, and some top leaders of the BNP and its allies met in the UK, the US and various places of Bangladesh before September 2012 and conspired to abduct and kill the PM’s son.

In March last year, Caesar was convicted by a US court for bribing an FBI special agent to collect information regarding a Bangladeshi political figure.

The US Justice Department did not name the figure, but it is believed to be Joy.

On March 9 last year, in a Facebook post status Joy, also ICT affairs adviser to the prime minister, accused BNP leaders of conspiring to abduct and kill him.