A Dhaka court on Monday placed Hefazat-e-Islam leaders Mamunul Haque and Junayed Al Habib on a seven-day remand each in two cases filed with Motijheel and Paltan police stations.
Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury passed the orders after police produced the two accused before the court seeking on a 20-day remand for each in the two cases.Detective Branch of Police inspector Md Kamrul Hasan Talukder submitted a 10-day remand prayer for the duo in the case filed with Paltan Police Station over the violence on March 25 this year.
Meanwhile, police inspector Monir Hossain Mollah submitted a 10-day remand prayer for them in the case filed with the police station over violence in Motijheel area on May 5, 2013.
Opposing the remand prayers, defence lawyers submitted two separate petitions
seeking bail for the Hefazat leaders in the cases. But the court rejected the petitions after hearing.
While the magistrate asked Mamunul if he had anything to say, he told the court that he went to Baitul Mukarram mosque at the request of a DIG-ranked police officer on March 26.
Mamunul was at a mosque in Banglabazar when the police official called him and requested him to reach Baitul Mukarram as a clash was underway between police and Hefazat activists there, he told the court.He also informed the court that after receiving the phone call, he went to Baitul Mukarram where he was requested to deliver a speech to pacify Hefazat men.
Deputy office secretary of Dhaka South Jubo League Khandaker Arif-uz-Zaman filed a case against Mamunul and 16 others with Paltan Police Station on April 6 this year on charges of violence near the Baitul Mukarram national mosque during Hefazat’s demonstrations on March 26.
The other case was filed with Motijheel Police Station over the violence in 2013 in Dhaka.
Mamunul was produced before the court on completion of his seven-day remand in the case filed with Mommadpur Police Station over the attack on a madrasah on March 6 last year.
Besides, Junayed was produced before the court on completion of his five-day remand in the case filed with Paltan Police Station over the violence in Dhaka.