Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mufti Hannan produced in Khulna court

The Daily Star, Bangladesh
Your Right To Know
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Ahmadiyya Mosque Bombing
Mufti Hannan produced in Khulna court
Staff Correspondent, Khulna

Chief of banned Harkat-ul-Jihad (Huji) Mufti Abdul Hannan was produced in the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) yesterday amid tight security in the case for bomb attack on Khulna Ahmadiyya mosque in 1999.

Moulana Obaidul Huq Abdullah, younger brother of Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) chief Sheikh Abdur Rahman was also brought to the same court.

Seven people were killed and 34 others injured in a bomb attack on an Ahmadiyya mosque in Nirala residential area under Khulna Sadar police station on October 8 in 1999.

CID of police submitted final report of the sensational case after a long investigation in 2001. The case was revived through court by the present government and Hannan was shown arrested in the case.

Investigation officer Khandaker Miraj Billah of CID said that Mufti Hannan was earlier quizzed in the case at Dhaka office of CID where he gave some important information.

He further said that Obaidul Huq Abdullah has also been shown arrested in the case.

Both the accused would again be produced before the court on March 2 this year as per an order of the CMM court.

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