Published:  02:18 AM, 26 May 2023 Last Update: 02:48 AM, 26 May 2023

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

Death threat to PM: BNP leader Chand placed on 5-day remand
A court in Rajshahi placed district unit convener of BNP Abu Sayeed Chand on a five-day remand in a case filed on charges of giving death threat to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a public rally in Rajshahi.

Judge Mahbub Alam of Judicial Magistrate Court-5 passed the order on Thursday.

Prosecutor Jalal Uddin confirmed the matter saying police produced him in the court seeking a ten-day remand in the case filed with Puthia Police Station. Later, the court accepted five days of remand after hearing both the sides.

Earlier, police arrested the BNP leader Abu Sayed Chand. A joint team of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP) and district police arrested him from a private car around 11:15 am after setting a check post at Veripara crossing under Rajpara Police Station in the metropolis.

RMP Commissioner Anisur Rahman held a press conference at his office's conference hall detailing the case and arrest story at noon.
He said the arrested man was sown arrested in the case filed against him first with Puthiya Police Station related to the death threat.  At a rally on Shibchar High School playground in Rajshahi's Puthia upazila on May 19, the BNP leader said that there will be no 27 points or 10 points. The only demand is to send Sheikh Hasina to the grave.

Addressing the press conference, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police of Rajshahi Range Abdul Baten said there were more than 25 cases against Chand earlier. Six more cases were registered with RMP police stations and district police stations in connection with the death threat incident.
 Abu Kalam Azad, a local Awami League leader in Rajshahi, filed the case against him with Puthia Police Station on Saturday.

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