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Publisher, 2 others remanded for books with elements hurting Muslims
Wednesday, 17 February 2016

A court in Dhaka placed three people including book publisher Shamsuzzoha Manik on remand for days involving books that allegedly have content hurting religious feeling of Muslims.

Manik was put on a five-day remand while his marketing executive Shamsul Alam on one day and Taslim Uddin Kajal, the owner of a printing press where the book was printed, on two-day.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Amirul Islam Chowdhury passed the order after police produced them before the court seeking a seven day-remand for each after their arrest on Monday in separate raids.

At a press briefing at Shahbagh Police station on Tuesday, deputy commissioner (Ramna zone) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Abdul Baten said a police team arrested Manik and Alam from the book stall of \'Badwip Prokashan\' at Amar Ekushey Book Fair and Kajal from Kataban area on Monday night. 

They were arrested as some elements hurting the sentiment of Muslims were found in books published by \'Badwip Publications\'. Police also seized a total of more 75 books from Katabon and Nilkhet areas in separate drives, he said.

Meanwhile, sub-inspector of Shahbagh Police Station Masud Rana filed the case against them with the police station under Information Commutation and Technology (ICT) Act in the morning.

Police on Monday seized six books of the publishing company and shut down their stall in the book fair.