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Charges framed against Rafiqul Islam Madani

Published : 26 Jan 2022 10:03 PM | Updated : 27 Jan 2022 04:20 PM

A Dhaka court on Wednesday framed charges against Rafiqul Islam Madani in a case filed under the Digital Security Act (DSA) filed with Gazipur Police.

Dhaka Cyber Tribunal Judge Mohammad As-sams Jaglul Hossain also set February 22 for testimony framing charges.

On April 7 last year, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) had arrested Rafiqul from his Netrakona village home in connection with delivering anti-state and provocative statement.

RAB also seized four mobile phone sets from his possession at that time.

Later on April 8, the DSA case was filed with Gazipur Police Station against him.

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The 26-year-old Madani is known as 'Shishu Bakta' due to his small body size.

Later on April 11 of the year, another case was filed under the Digital Security Act with Basan police station in Gazipur.

However, Rafiqul Islam was granted bail by the High Court in a case filed under the Explosive Substances Act with Kotwali police station in Mymensingh on September 30. Earlier, Madani was arrested on March 25 in 2021 from the capital’s Motijheel area during a demonstration protesting at the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the Independence and later, he was freed.

Rafiqul Islam Madani, also director of Saoatul Hera Madrasha at Paschim Bilashpur in Netrakona, reportedly delivered ‘provocative’ speech in a Waj Mahfil at Gachha.

He is also assistant Vice-president of Juba Jamiat, a wing of Jamiat-e-Ulama- Islam, of Netrakona.

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