Pabna court denies bail to Jamaat leader Sobhan

A court here on Sunday rejected bail to Jamaat-e-Islami nayeb-e-ameer Maulana Abdus Sobhan held in a case of violence revived nine years after it was dismissed by another court.

Judge Abu Saleh Md Salahuddin of Pabna Cognizance Court-1 passed Sunday’s order.

Advocate Hamidur Rahman and 39 other lawyers appeared before the court for Sobhan, also a former MP and a war crimes suspect.

He was arrested on Thursday from near Bangabandhu bridge in Tangail on his way to Pabna to appear in a court in the recently revived case.

The criminal case was filed accusing Sobhan and 28 other BNP-Jamaat activists, including then two UP chairmen of BNP of vandalizing,looting and torching houses in four villages of Chartarapur union under Sadar upazila.

It was dismissed by a court in 2003.

But the case was revived on April 3 this year and a warrant of arrest was issued against Sobhan by the court following filing of the charge sheet against him.

In another development, the International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Sunday issued a warrant against Sobhan asking the police to produce him before it on Sept 30 in connection with a petition accusing him of committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.

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