Mamunul, Rafiqul land in jail after remand

Staff Correspondent | Published: 16:59, May 10,2021 | Updated: 01:26, May 11,2021


Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh leader Mamunul Haque

A Dhaka metropolitan magistrate court sent Muhammad Mamunul Haque, joint secretary general of the dissolved central committee of Hefazat-e-Islam, along with one of his followers to jail on Monday.

Metropolitan magistrate Nivana Khair gave the order for the judicial custody.

Prisons officials at Dhaka Central Jail said they reached the jail at about 2:00pm.

Police arrested Mamunul Haque from Jamia Rahmania Arabia Madrassah in Mohammadpur of the capital Dhaka on April 18 in connection with a case filed with Mohmmadpur police station in March 2020 over physical assaults and snatching valuables.

He was named in multiple cases including one filed with Paltan Police Station in connection with the violence at Baitul Mukarram on March 26 following the visit of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi in Bangladesh.

Police produced Mamunul Haque in court on Monday after the completion of interrogation in police custody and applied to the court for his jail custody until the end of the investigation.

On the day, the metropolitan magistrate court also sent another Hefazat leader Rafiqul Islam, popularly known as child orator, to the jail in a case filed following a clash on March 25 with police after a procession of Bangladesh students and youth rights council in the capital organised in protest against the visit of Indian prime minister visit to Bangladesh.

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