3 Hefazat leaders put on remand

Staff Correspondent

19 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A Dhaka court on Sunday placed three leaders of Hefazat-e-Islam on seven-day remand each in two cases filed over violence in the capital in 2013.

The accused are Hefazat-e-Islam organising secretary Azizul Haque Islamabadi, its Dhaka city president Junayed Al Habib and its assistant secretary general Jalal Uddin.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shahinur Rahman granted remand for seven days for Junayed Al Habib and Jalal Uddin after police produced the duo before the court seeking a 10-day remand in a case filed with Paltan Police Station.

Earlier, Police arrested Junayed                

from the capital’s Baridhara area and Jalal Uddin from Mohammadpur area on Saturday.

Meanwhile, another Dhaka court on Sunday placed Azizul Haque on a seven-day fresh remand in a case filed with Motijheel Police Station in 2013.

Metropolitan Magistrate Shahinur Rahman passed the order after police produced him before the court seeking a 10-day remand.

Earlier, a Dhaka court on April 12 placed Azizul on a seven-day remand in a case filed with Paltan police station over Hefazat violence in 2013. Members of Detective Branch and Rapid Action Battalion in a joint drive arrested the Hefazat leader from Chattogram on April 11 in connection with the case.

On May 5, 2013, Hefazat-e-Islam laid siege to capital’s Shapla Chattar area 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. A number of cases including the two cases were filed over the violence with different police stations in the capital.