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Hefazat leader Zubair put on 5-day remand

18 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A Dhaka court has placed Mawlana Zubair Ahmed, vice-president of Hefazat-e-Islam, on a five-day remand in a case lodged over vandalizing and setting vehicles on fire during a protest in 2013, reports BSS.

Zubair, also the son-in-law of late Mufti Ameeni, was produced before the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court on Saturday. At that time, police sought 10 days’ remand for a proper investigation of the case filed against him at the Paltan Police Station. Following the hearing, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Jasim ordered a five-day remand.

A DB team arrested Zubair from Lalbagh in the capital on Friday evening. According to the case, the leaders and activists of Hefazat-e-Islam laid a siege to capital’s Motijheel area on May 5, 2013.

In the name of blockade, Hefazat workers vandalized and set fire to vehicles and public and private facilities in the surrounding areas of the capital including Motijheel, Paltan and Arambagh with sticks, sharp weapons and firearms.