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Hefazat leader Qasemi placed on 4-day remand

23 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A Dhaka court on Saturday placed Mufti Monir Hossain Qasemi, the finance secretary of Hefazat-e-Islam’s defunct central committee, on remand for four days in a case lodged over Hefazat’s mayhem in Baitul Mukarram area in the capital eight years ago, reports BSS.

As he was produced before the court on the day, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Begum Mahmuda Akter placed him on a four-day remand after the hearing.

Earlier, Dhaka Metropolitan Detective Branch (DB) police arrested him from Baridhara in the capital at around 8.45 pm on Friday.

On May 5, 2013, leaders and activists of Hefazat-e-Islam laid siege to Dhaka. On that day, Hefazat workers vandalized and set fire to vehicles and government and private establishments in Motijheel, Paltan and Arambagh areas.

A case was filed at the Paltan police station in this regard.