Maidul Islam. Photo: UNBA Chattogram court on Monday placed Maidul Islam, an assistant professor of Chittagong University (CU), on a three-day remand in a case filed for making ‘derogatory remarks’ on prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Facebook.Chattogram senior judicial magistrate Shahidullah Kaiser passed the order following a remand petition filed by police.On Sunday, police sought a five-day remand for Maidul in the case.On 24 September, Maidul Islam was sent to jail in the case filed by former leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League and CU student Md Iftekhar Uddin Ayaz with Hathazari police station under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act on 24 July.CU authorities suspended Maidul Islam on 25 September in this connection.On 15 July, the Sociology teacher had to leave the campus along with his family following continuous threat reportedly from BCL activists over his Facebook post in support of the quota reform movement.The BCL men also declared Maidul Islam and another CU teacher persona non-grata on the campus.
Balurghat: Seven BJP activists were arrested for their alleged involvement in ransacking a Trinamool leader’s house in Tarangapur, under Kaliaganj police station in North Dinajpur district.Trinamool leader Ashim Ghosh, whose residence was ransacked allegedly by the BJP activists, is the general secretary of the district.Police said the BJP workers were identified as Subrata Das, Dipak Roy, Batasu Deb Sharma, Dharani Deb Sharma, Nimai Debnath, Ramnath Mohanta and Gayanath Deb Sharma in court. All of them were remanded in jail custody.Police said the incident took place on Friday night, when the BJP activists had attacked Ghosh’s house with firearms and other weapons and ransacked it. They had also abused Ghosh and his family members.