A court in Bangladesh's capital has placed a publishing house owner and two other people on remand for publishing books alleged to hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims.

Metropolitan Magistrate Amirul Islam Chowdhury made the order Tuesday after police produced publisher Shamsuzzoha Manik, his office executive Shamsul Alam and printing press owner Taslim Uddin in Dhaka.

Police will be questioning Manik for five days, Alam for one day and Uddin for two days.

On Monday, police had shut down a stall of the "Badwip Prokshan" owned by Manik at a book fair in Dhaka.

Six books were seized from the stall, police official Abdul Baten told a news conference.

The arrests were made after some readers complained that the books discussed sex and perversion of Muslims.