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Apex court stays ‘Allah’r Dal’ commander’s bail

Published : 28 Jul 2021 08:53 PM

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has stayed the High Court’s bail granted to Sheikh Kamal Hossain, the second-in-command of the banned militant outfit ‘Allah’r Dal'.

Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division Justice Obaidul Hasan passed the order in response to a petition from the state side.

Attorney General AM Amin Uddin and Deputy Attorney General BiswajitDebnath represented the state in the court on Wednesday (July 28).

According to the case statement, police on February 3 this year arrested five people, including Sheikh Kamal, for their suspected involvement with the banned militant outfit. The Anti-Terrorism Unit (ATU) made the arrests during its raids in the Farmgateand Mohammadpur areas in Dhaka.

The five arrestees-- Sheikh Kamal Hossain, Sohel Rana, AB Ahmed Pajlu, Khalequzzaman and Maniruzzaman belong to the group ‘Allah’r Dal’. 

Allah’r Dal was formed in 1995 under the leadership of MatinMehedi alias Mominul Islam, and in late 2004, the outfit merged with banned militant organization Jama’atulMujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).

On November 5 in 2019, the government banned Allah’r Dal, describing it as a threat to public safety.