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Death threat to PM

BNP leader Chand placed on 5-day remand

Published : 26 May 2023 01:37 AM

A Rajshahi court 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 the 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, who gave death threats to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a public rally in Rajshahi on Friday. 

 A joint team of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP) and district police 

arrested him from a private car around 11.15 am Thursday 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 Thusday 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.

 Chand at the rally organised by the BNP Rajshahi district and city units on 

Friday said, "We would not make anymore 27 or 10-point demands, just one 

point now is to send Sheikh Hasina to the grave."

  RMP Additional Commissioner Bijoy Basak and Superintendent of Police ABM 

Masud Hossain were present at the press conference.