Hefajat leaders Ataullah, Shakhawat remanded

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Published: 00:20, May 06,2021


A Dhaka court on Wednesday placed assistant secretary generals of Hefajat-e-Islam’s recently dissolved committee, Ataullah Amin and Shakhawat Hossain Raji, on six-day remand in four separate cases lodged over the group’s 2013 clashes in the capital.

Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Shahinur Rahman passed the order against Shakhawat Hossain Raji as police produced him before the court and pleaded to place the accused on seven-day remand in each of the two cases lodged with Paltan and Motijheel police stations.

After hearing the police plea, the court remanded him for three days in each of the two cases.

Meanwhile, Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Devbrata Biswas placed Ataullah Amin on six-day remand in the two cases lodged with Ramna and Shahbagh police stations over Hefajat-e-Islam’s 2013 clashes in the capital.

Hefajat-e-Islam laid seize on capital’s Shapla Chattar area on May 5, 2013, unleashing inexpressible atrocities in and around the capital.

They vandalised hundreds of vehicles, shops and offices, setting many of those on fire. They even cut down hundreds of trees grown on the road dividers and used those as barricades to obstruct the law enforcing agencies.

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