Dhaka, March 27 (IANS): A court in Bangladesh today issued an arrest warrant against Hifazat-e-Islam leader Mufti Izaharul Islam, the prime suspect in a blast at a Chittagong madrasa.
SM Abdur Rashid of the Second Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge�s court gave the order Thursday, bdnews24.com reported.
The explosion ripped through the second floor of a dormitory at the Jamayetul-Ulum-Al Islamia madrasa in Chittagong run by Izahar Oct 7 last year.
Izahar is also chief of hardline political outfit the Islami Oikya Jote.
Five students were injured, three of whom later died.
Izahar�s son Harun was in charge of the dormitory. It tried to pass off the incident as a "laptop-explosion" but police had recovered handmade bombs, acid and explosives during a raid on the madrasa.
Police lodged three cases over the blast -- two under Explosives Act and the other for murder.