Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Maqbul Ahmad and eight other leaders of the party were detained from Uttara in Dhaka tonight.
The party Secretary General Shafiqur Rahman and its Nayeb-e-Ameer Mia Golam Parwar (former MP of Khulna-5) were among the arrestees.
Detective branch (DB) of police detained them from a house near Labaid hospital around 9:00pm, Deputy Commissioner (North) Sheikh Nazmul Alam of Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, told The Daily Star.
“They were holding a secret meeting there to carry out subversive activities,” the police official said.
The law enforcers took the Jamaat leaders to DB office on Minto Road in Dhaka around 10:15pm and started quizzing them, said Sheikh Nazmul Alam.
Meanwhile, Jamaat-e-Islami announced to hold demonstrations across the country tomorrow demanding the unconditional release of the arrested party's leaders.
Jamaat Nayeb-e-Ameer Mujibur Rahman called the demonstrations through a press release tonight.
He strongly condemned and protested the arrests of the political leaders, added the press release.