Police on Saturday raided the press of daily Sangram, the mouthpiece of the Jamaat-e-Islami, after receiving information that the Daily Amar Desh was being printed there ‘illegally’.
”We have also
confiscated some copies of the Daily Amar Desh,” Ramna Zone Assistant
Commissioner Shibli Noman told bdnews24.com at around 11pm.
the raid was conducted at the Al-Falah Printing Press at around 10pm on the
Sangram’s press at Moghbazar in Dhaka.
The move comes two days after
sealing off the press of the Daily Amar Desh at Love Road following a police
raid there. Mahmudur Rahman, the Acting Editor of the daily was arrested and
then sent to police custody on a 13-day remand in connection with three
Rahman was arrested on charges of sedition and for unlawfully
publishing an alleged Skype conversation of a former Chairman of the
International Crimes Tribunal.
Following the arrest, the daily was
published, though on a limited scale, on Friday and Saturday.
Printing Presses and Publications Act, any newspaper needs permission from
district magistrate if it wants to print its copies outside its declared
Recent media reports said the Amar Desh was yet to get the
Talking to bdnews24.com the Production Manager of the
daily Kairul Islam, however, dismissed the claim. “We were printing those copies
only after getting the permission from the Dhaka District
He said, ”A police team led by a female magistrate came
to the press at around 10.45pm and said the printing was being done illegally.
But, we had already printed around 6,100 copies till that
”Later, they confiscated those,” he added.
the raiding party did not listen to them when they offered them the
He said police also detained 19 members of staff of the