A Dhaka court on Wednesday put nine leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League on a one-day remand for interrogation in police custody in a case filed with Paltan Police Station for assaulting cops in the capital’s Paltan area on Tuesday evening.
Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Sadbir Yasin Ahsan Chowdhury passed the order when Paltan Police Station sub-inspector Jahangir Hossain, also investigation officer of the case, produced them before the court seeking a 7-day remand.
The remanded are - Nazmul Hossain, president of BCL Paltan thana unit and activists Wahidul Islam, Arif, Sheikh Rahim, Rasel, Shah Alam Chanchal, Arif Hossain, Kawsar Ahmed Saif and Moazzem Hossain.
According to the case statement, the accused BCL activists went to the office of Biswash Trade International in Paltan area on Tuesday and demanded money.
Failing to realise extortion the BCL activists vandalised the office and when police went to the spot they assaulted the policemen.
Later, police arrested 16 people from the spot.
The court also rejected remand prayer for seven another accused in another case. That seven accused are - BM Aslam Hossain, Mehedi Hasan, Jewel, Shariful Islam,
Sojhhel Talukder, Shhamarat and Shakahwat Hossain.
Two cases - one on charge of extortion another on charge of assaulting cops - were filed with Paltan Police Station.