Five more Hefazat leaders put on remand

Staff Correspondent

23 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A Dhaka court on Thursday placed five leaders of Hefazat-e-Islam, including its central assistant secretary general Khurshid Alam Kashemi, on a five-day remand each in a violence case filed with Paltan Police Station in 2013.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Baki Billah passed the order after police produced the accused before the court with a 10-day remand prayer for each in the case.

The other four accused are Hefazat-e-Islam central joint general secretary Mufti Sharafat Hossain, assistant secretary general Ataullah Amin, its Dhaka city unit vice-presidents Jubayer Ahmed and Sanaul Haque.

Opposing the remand petition, defence lawyers submitted petition seeking bail for the five accused but the court rejected the petitions after hearing.

Earlier, the law enforcement agencies arrested the five Hefazat leaders from different areas of the capital on Wednesday.

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

A number of cases were filed with Paltan and Motijheel police station over the incident.