Jahangir Alam, one of the “main instigators” of the hate attack on the Hindus in Brahmanbaria, was placed on a three-day fresh remand yesterday.
Senior Judicial Magistrate Sultan Sohag Uddin passed the order after police produced him before the court and sought a five-day remand for him, said Iqbal Hossain, additional superintendent of police in the district.
Earlier, police had him on seven-day remand in two phases following his arrest from Kalaisree Para on November 28.
Jahangir, owner of Alamin Cyber Point and Studio, shared an anti-Islamic post that had appeared on the Facebook wall of Hindu youth Rasraj Das, made copies of it and distributed those to foment trouble, Brahmanbaria Superintendent of Police Mizanur Rahman said earlier.
A resident of Shangkardah village of Nasirnagar upazila, Jahangir had been on the run since the Hindus came under attack over a month ago.
The attackers vandalised and looted around 100 houses and 15 temples in five Hindu villages in Nasirnagar.