Wednesday, 20 October, 2021
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Hefajat leader Korban remanded in 2013 Paltan mayhem case

A Dhaka court placed Hefajat-e-Islam Dhaka city unit vice-president Mawlana Korban Ali on seven-day remand in a case lodged over the mayhem in capital’s Paltan area in 2013.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mamunur Rashid passed the order as police produced Korban, also a joint secretary general of Bangladesh Khelafat Majlish, before the court and pleaded to place him on 10-day remand.

Police arrested Korban Ali from capital’s Basabo area at around 5.30 pm on April 20.

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

They vandalized 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.