Attack on Shyamnagar Ahmadiyyas in 2005
Top Khatme Nabuat leaders among nine granted bail
Our Correspondent, Satkhira
All the nine people including the Ameer of International Khatme Nabuat Movement, Bangladesh (IKNMB) Mahmudul Hasan Montazi and its Nayeb-e-Ameer Mufti Nur Hossain Nurani who were accused of attacking and ransacking an Ahmadiyya complex at Jyotindra Nagar in Shyamnagar upazila on April 17, 2005 were granted bail by a court here yesterday.
Earlier, the court summoned all the nine accused to appear before it yesterday to face trial. All the nine accused were at the dock during the hearing.
They surrendered before a Magistrate court yesterday with prayers for bail. First Class Magistrate Wazihar Rahman granted them bail after a long hearing, court sources said.
The other religious bigots who were granted bail are Zindagir, Mostafa, Siddique, Rashedul, Mohabbat, Jahangir and Jalil Gazi.
Sheikh Alam of Ahmadiyya community in Jyotindra Nagar filed the case with a magistrate court on April 26 in 2005 accusing nine people including Montazi and Nurani for attacking and ransacking the Ahmadiyya mosque there and the community people on April 17, 2005.
The plaintiff alleged in the case that on April 17, 2005, the IKNMB members from a procesion attached people of Ahmadiyya community and looted several houses, injuring at least 50 people. The attackers also hung a signboard on the mosque asking Muslims not to go there to day prayers.
After judicial inquiry, the court framed charges against seven persons accused in the case but dropped IKNMB Amer Montazi and its Nayab-e-Ameer Nurani who led the procession and instigated the attack from the charge sheet.
The plaintiff Sheikh Alam submitted a ‘naraji’ petition against the court order. The court after a long hearing rejected the petition.
There after, the plaintiff submitted a revision petition before the District and Sessions Judge’s court appealing against rejection of his ‘naraji’ petition by the magistrate court.
After a long hearing, the Judge court accepted the petition and brought charges against the two and ordered the magistrate to frame charges against them.
The cognizance court brought charges against the two and summoned all of them to appear before it yesterday. After hearing, the court granted them bail.