Hefazat leaders Manjurul, Shakhawat on 5-day remand

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:21, Apr 16,2021


Dhaka metropolitan magistrate courts on Thursday remanded Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh assistant secretaries general Sakhawat Hossain and Manjurul Islam in police custody for five days in violence cases.

Manjurul Islam and Hefazat assistant publicity secretary Mufti Sharifullah were arrested in Dhaka on Wednesday and Tuesday in a case filed on charges of violence carried out in 2013.

Manjurul Islam Afendi was arrested by the Detective Branch of police in Green Road area on Wednesday night around 11:30pm.

However, the information was disclosed on Thursday.

He was shown arrested in a case related to Shapla Chattar violence on May 5, 2013, said DB Motijheel division deputy commissioner Asaduzzaman.

The DB produced the Hefazat leader before a Dhaka court on Thursday seeking a 10-day remand.

The court granted five days of police remand.

Earlier on Tuesday night, the DB arrested another Hefazat leader Mufti Sharifullah, who is also assistant organising secretary of the Dhaka unit of the organisation of Qawmi madrassah teachers and students.

DB Wari division additional deputy commissioner Azharul Islam said that the Hefazat leader was accused in a case related to violence on May 6, 2013 filed with Jatrabari police station.

Police arrested Sharifullah from Mir Hazirbagh of Jatrabari on Tuesday night around 10:00pm.

Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh assistant secretary general Sakhawat Hossain Raji was arrested at his Lalbagh house in the capital on Wednesday in a case of violence during protests against Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s March 25-26 visit to Bangladesh.


Sakhawat, also an Islami Okkyo Jote leader, was picked up few hours before iftar on the first day of Ramadan by the Detective Branch of police, said Hefazat publicity secretary Zakaria Noman Foyez.

A Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Dhaka on Monday allowed a seven-day remand for Hefazat central organising secretary Azizul Haque Islamabadi for interrogation in the police custody after police arrested him in a case filed over May 5, 2013 violence.

A Dhaka court granted a five-day remand to Shakhawat in the case lodged over vandalising and setting vehicles to fire during a protest in 2013, reports Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha. He was produced before the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. At that time, police requested to remand him in custody for 10 days for a proper investigation of the case filed against him at Paltan police station.

Following the hearing, Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Morshed Al Mamun Bhuiyan granted a five-day remand, according to BSS report.

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