Police raided the press of the Daily Amar Desh in the city’s Tejgaon area on Thursday night, hours after its acting editor Mahmudur Rahman was taken on a 13-day remand following his arrest in three cases.
Executive Editor of the daily Abdal Ahmed told UNB that police entered the press around 8:30pm and forced all of its workers out.
After the raid, police sealed off the office at about 10:45 pm.
DMP Additional Deputy Commissioner (Tejgaon Zone) Biplob Kumar, who led the drive, told UNB that police conducted the raid as they needed some documents as instructed by the High Court.
Earlier, in the morning, DB police arrested Mahmudur Rahman from the daily’s Karwanbazar office around 9 am on charge of sedition.
Later, a Dhaka court placed him on a 13-day remand for interrogation in three separate cases.
The sedition case was filed against him and the newspaper’s publisher, Hasmat Ali, over publishing Skype conversations between former Chairman of the International Crimes Tribunal-1 (ICT-1) Justice Mohammed Nizamul Huq and expatriate Bangladeshi legal expert Ahmed Ziauddin, police said.
Source: UNB Connect