4 Hefazat leaders held over violence at resort in Sonargaon

Sun Online Desk

12th April, 2021 11:58:46 printer

4 Hefazat leaders held over violence at resort in Sonargaon

Four leaders of Hefazat-e-Islam have been arrested in connection with attack and vandalism in a resort of Narayanganj's Sonargaon upazila on April 3.

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested them from Jurain area in the capital.

The arrestees are identified as Iqbal Hossain, Mohiuddin Khan, Mohammad Shahjahan alias Shibli and Mohammd Moazzem.

LT colonel Khandaker Saiful Islam, commanding officer of RAB-11, confirmed the news.  

Later, the arrestees were handed over to Sonargaon Police Station, he said.

On April 3, supporters of Hefazat Joint Secretary General Mamunul went on a rampage in Narayanganj and vandalised Royal Resort where he was kept in police custody after locals found him with a woman, who the leader claimed to be his wife.

At one point they tore down the main gate of the resort and ran riot after entering the property.

As the situation was getting out of control, police released Mamunul to the protesters.

Later, several cases were filed accusing 600 people including Hefazat-e-Islam leader Mamunul Haque in this connection.