Top Hefazat leader Azizul Haque put on remand

Staff Correspondent

13 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A Dhaka court on Monday placed Azizul Haque Islamabadi, organising secretary of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh, on a seven-day remand in a case filed with Paltan Police Station in 2013.

Metropolitan Magistrate Devdas Chandra Adhikari passed the order after Inspector Quamrul Hasan Talukdar produced him before the court seeking a 10-day remand.

Earlier, members of Detective Branch and Rapid Action Battalion in a joint drive arrested the Hefazat leader from Chattogram on Sunday in connection with the case.

Later, he was brought to Dhaka and produced before the court seeking remand.

Azizul Haque was the first top leader of the organisation to be arrested since the recent violence unleashed by Hefazat activists during demonstrations protesting the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Dhaka, and hartal.

In 2013, a number of cases were filed against Hefazat leaders and activists, including its then Secretary General Junaid Babunagari,

with Paltan and Motijheel police stations on charges of murder and violence during its rally at the capital’s Shapla Chattar on May 5, 2013.

Azizul Haque is accused in at least four cases filed over the May 5 violence.