Iqbal placed on 7-day remand

District Correspondent Cumilla
Published: 23 October 2021, 01:32 PM | Updated: 23 October 2021, 02:48 PM
Iqbal placed on 7-day remand

A court has placed Iqbal Hossain, who put the Holy Quran at Nanua Dighir Par puja mandap in Cumilla city, and three others on a seven-day remand. 

Cumilla Senior Judicial Magistrate Mithila Jahan Nipa passed the order after police produced them before the court with a ten-day remand prayer.

The three other people are Ashikur Rahman Foysal, Humayun and Ikram. 

M Tanveer Ahmed, Additional Superintendent of Cumilla Police, said Iqbal in a primary interrogation confessed that he put the Holy Quran at the puja mandap.  


Earlier on Thursday night, police arrested Iqbal from Sugandha Point of Cox’s Bazar Sea beach. Later on Friday, he was taken to Cumilla Police Lines for primary interrogation.  

On October 13, attacks and vandalism occurred at Nanua Dighir Par puja mandap after a Holy Quran was found there. Nine cases were filed with different police stations accusing 791 people in the incident. The law enforcing agencies arrested 48 people so far.