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Quran desecration: Remand for Iqbal, 3 others extended

Published : 29 Oct 2021 10:10 PM | Updated : 02 Nov 2021 09:30 AM

Iqbal Hossain and three other accused in the case of desecration of Holy Quran at temporary Puja mandap in Cumilla’s Nanuwar Dighir Par have been remanded for another five days allowing police to further quiz them.

Cumilla Senior Judicial Magistrate Judge Farhana Sultana granted the remand on Friday afternoon after police applied for a seven-day remand in the case of hurting religious sentiments.

CID Cumilla Special Superintendent of Police Khan Mohammad Rezwan confirmed the remand. The main accused Iqbal, Ikram Hossain who called 999 after the incident, Humayun Ahmed and Faisal Ahmed need further questioning as they have started disclosing facts.

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The previous seven-day remand ended on Friday.

On 13th October, a copy of the Quran was put in puja mandap, an incident that triggered that led to attacks, vandalisms and arson at the Hindu temples and communities in Cumilla in parts of the country.

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