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Police have demanded 10 days remand of Amir Hamza

Police have sought a 10-day remand for Mufti Amir Hamza, who was arrested on charges of misinterpreting religion and spreading extremism through WAZ.

He was produced in the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday (May 25). Kazi Mizanur Rahman, inspector of the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit (CTTC), the investigating officer of the case, requested for a 10-day remand for a proper investigation into the case filed with the Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station.

The remand hearing will be held in the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Atiqul Islam at around 3 pm today.

Amir Hamza was arrested after raiding his house in Dabiravita village of Patikabari union in Kushtia Sadar upazila on Monday noon.

According to sources, Mufti Amir Hamza Waze has spread misleading information in the name of Islam. Several of his statements published on YouTube are spreading extremism, which is attracting tender-hearted teenagers to militancy. Amir Hamza was in hiding due to the recent arrest of Hefazat leaders and activists. There is a case against him under investigation in the Counter Terrorism Unit. He was arrested on the basis of evidence in that case. He will be questioned about misinterpretation of religion and spreading extremism.

According to the Counter Terrorism Unit, a man named Shakib was arrested on May 5 for trying to attack the parliament building with a sword. After the arrest of Shakib, a case was filed in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police station under the anti-terrorism law. Ali Hasan and Maulana Mahmudul Hasan Gunbi along with Shakib were accused in the case.

Besides, based on the information obtained from Shakib during the preliminary interrogation, it has been said in the statement of case that a video containing extremism of Ali Hasan Usama, Mahmudul Hasan Gunbi, Amir Hamza, Harun Izhar was found on Shakib’s mobile phone, which made Shakib addicted to extremism.

Cyclone Yas, which is located in the East-Central Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas, has intensified and is located in the same area as a strong cyclone. Therefore, seaports have been asked to display the remote warning signal number 2 (two). The Meteorological Department said this on Tuesday (May 25) morning.

According to the Meteorological Department, the cyclone was located 655 km south and southwest of Chittagong seaport, 590 km south and southwest of Cox’s Bazar, 630 km south of Mongla and 565 km south of Payra seaport at 6 pm on Monday. The maximum sustained wind speed within 54 km of the cyclone center is 72 km per hour, which is increasing up to 6 km in the form of gusts or gusty winds.

The sea is rough near the center of the cyclone. The country’s four seaports have been asked to lower the remote warning signal No. 1 and display the remote warning signal No. 2. All fishing boats and trawlers stationed in the North Bay and the deep Bay of Bengal have been asked to remain in safe shelter until further notice.