Earlier on January 8 the court granted a five-day remand for Ankhi that ended Friday. On January 5, a patrol team of Bhatara police arrested Ankhi, also a local Awami League leader.
He was shown arrested in a case filed with Nasirnagar Police Station over vandalising the Gouramandir in the upazila. Ankhi has been shown arrested in another case of vandalising a temple at Duttapara under Nasirnagar Sadar.
OC Abu Jafar of the police station confirmed the plea for further remand to The Daily Star.
Besides, hearing of a bail prayer of Rasraj Das, in a case filed against him for allegedly demeaning religion, would be held Monday. Rasraj was detained following a Facebook post that “instigated” attacks on the Hindus in Nasirnagar.
On November 29, police arrested Jahangir Alam, owner of Al-Amin Cyber Point and Studio at Horinber Bazar in Haripur, who played an active role in inciting locals against Hindus after a post appeared on Rasraj’s Facebook wall.
Jahangir in his confessional statement on December 8 said Ankhi ordered him to gather people and hire trucks for carrying out the attack.