A Sirajganj court on Monday placed six people, including Shahjadpur municipality mayor Halimul Haque Miru, the prime accused in journalist Abdul Hakim Shimul murder case, on a 5-day remand each.
Sirajganj Senior Judicial Magistrate Hasibul Haque granted the remand after investigation officer Monirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Shahzadpur Police Station, sought them in seven-day remand.
The five other accused are Miru’s brother Habibul Haque Mintu, K M Nasir Uddin, Hazrat Ali, Nazrul Islam and Manik.
Earlier on February 6, investigation officer of the case Monir Hossain, inspector of Shahjadpur Police Station, filed a petition seeking a seven-day remand for Miru, the suspended district Awami League organising secretary.
Later, the court also fixed February 13 for hearing on the remand plea.
Abdul Hakim Shimul, Shahjadpur upazila correspondent of vernacular daily the Dainik Samakal, sustained bullet injuries during a clash between two associate bodies of Awami League in Shahjadpur on February 2.
Later, he died on the way to Dhaka on February 3.
Police arrested Miru on February 5 from the capital.
Source: Daily Sun, Dhaka, Bangladesh