A Dhaka court yesterday again instructed police to execute the arrest order issued against journalist Shafik Rehman and three others in a case filed over plotting to kidnap and kill prime minister's son Sajeeb Wazed Joy.
The other accused are: Mohammad Ullah Mamun, vice-president of Jatiyatabadi Samajik Sangskritik Sangstha (Jasas), his son Rizvi Ahmed Caesar, and Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan, an expat businessman living in the United States. Metropolitan Magistrate Md Sarafuzzaman Ansari passed the order after police failed to submit any report before it yesterday on execution of the arrest warrant.
Earlier on March 6, the same court accepted charges against five including Amar Desh acting editor Mahmudur Rahman, and issued arrest warrants against Shafik and three others. Mahmudur Rahman, now on a High Court bail, was present in the court. On February 22, detectives filed charges against Mahmudur Rahman, Shafik and three others for their alleged involvement in plotting to kidnap and kill Joy. Police mentioned Shafik and Mahmudur as the masterminds behind the “conspiracy to kidnap and kill PM's son Joy” in the charge sheet. Mamun aided and abetted, detectives said in the charge sheet.
Caesar collected information on Joy from the FBI and sent it to the other accused. The DB filed the case with Paltan Police Station in August 2015.