Police have sought a total of 24-day remand for Mamunul Haque, immediate past joint secretary general of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh, in three cases, including one filed by his so-called wife Jannat Ara Jharna, in Narayanganj.
Sonargaon Police Station and Detective Branch (DB) of police submitted separate remand petitions with the court of Narayanganj Chief Judicial Magistrate Ahmed Humayun Kabir on Sunday after showing Mamunul arrested in the cases, said Jayedul Alam, superintendent of police (SP) of the district.The court fixed May 9 for hearing the remand petitions.
Police want to interrogate the Hefazat leader for 10 days in the case filed on April 30 by Jharna who alleged that Mamunul raped her several times over the past two years after promising to marry her.
Police sought a seven-day remand in the case filed over the vandalism of Sonargaon upazila Awami League office while the DB wants Mamunul in their custody for seven days for quizzing him in the case filed over violence unleashed in Sonargaon.
Mamunul was arrested from Jamia Rahmania Arabia Madrasa in the capital’s Mohammadpur area on April 18.
The controversial Hefazat leader has been into the spotlight since April 3 when he was surrounded by locals and ruling party supporters with a woman, whom he identified as his second wife, at Royal Resort in Sonargaon.
However, a group of Hefazat supporters ran riot in the area, over which a total of seven cases were filed and around 50 Hefazat leaders and activists have so far been arrested in connection with the cases.