The Chief of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, a party allegdly responsible for the killings in 1971, Motiur Rahman Nizami was sent to jail yesterday after being produced before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's (CMM) Court of Dhaka in connection with the Gatco graft case.
Nizami was arrested from his Moghbazar residence at about 11:15pm on Sunday following receipt of his arrest warrant copy issued earlier on May 15 in the case. Police produced Nizami before the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Waliul Islam under tight security, on Monday morning where his lawyers submitted three petitions. The petitions included a bail petition, another for providing him with first class division and the other for granting him proper treatment in jail custody.
In a reaction his party’s Secretary General Ali Ahsan Mujahid questioned the sincerity of the caretaker government on holding a fair, free and transparent election.