Prof Tajmeri SA Islam, adviser to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, has been sent to jail in a case filed over obstructing police from performing duties during an anti- government demonstration of the party in the capital’s Uttara in 2018.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Arafatul Rakib rejected her bail plea after she was produced before the court on Thursday, her lawyer Masud Ahmed Talukdar told The Daily Star.
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On September 23, 2018, the case was filed with Uttara (West) Police Station, accusing 134 people.
The High Court granted bail to Prof Tajmeri, a former teacher at Dhaka University, on October 18 the same year in the case till submission of probe report.
On March 4, 2020, police submitted a charge sheet against 75 people, including Prof Tajmeri.
Accepting the charge sheet, a Dhaka court issued an arrest warrant against her on May 7 that year, Prof Tajmeri’s lawyer added.
Later, Uttara police arrested her on Thursday.
She was sent to Kashimpur Central Jail yesterday, according to Uttara (West) Police Station.
Prof Tajmeri was involved with White Panel, pro-BNP teachers’ association of Dhaka University.
She was also the former dean of science faculty, chairperson of Chemistry department and provost of Ruqayyah Hall.