Top leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami party arrested in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Bangladesh police Monday night captured the top leadersof the nation’s biggest Islamist party, an authority stated, as the administration seemed to have propelled a crackdown on the primary restriction parties.

Nine people were captured after an attack on a house in Dhaka’s northern neighborhood of Uttara, including the top leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, Maqbul Ahmed, deputy leader Shafiqur Rahman and previous individual from parliament Golam Parwar.

“We learnt from a mystery source they were holding a meeting at a mystery put at a house in Uttara Sector Number Six. We have discovered a few papers from that place,” Dhaka Police appointee magistrate Shaikh Nazmul Alam told AFP, including they were examining the records.

He didn’t state what the Jamaat leaders were captured for, however that “the vast majority of them were criminal”.

Prothom Alo, the nation’s biggest daily paper, said the pioneers were captured on charges of treachery.

The captures came as the administration seemed to have propelled a crackdown on the resistance parties after it went under overwhelming fire for its treatment of the Rohingya emergency which has seen an enormous deluge of displaced people escaping viciousness in neighboring Myanmar.

A Jamaat representative denounced the captures, saying the pioneers were going to “a get-together”.

“We dissent the captures. These are inspired. We are a vote based gathering and keep every single equitable standard. We didn’t do anything that was savage or conflicted with the majority rule ways,” he said.