Detective Branch (DB) of police arrested controversial Islamic preacher Mufti Kazi Ibrahim from his Mohammadpur residence in the capital on Tuesday.
DB chief AKM Hafiz Akter confirmed the incident and said on the basis of several allegations against Ibrahim of spreading propaganda on social media, police arrested him from his residence at around 2.00pm.
Ibrahim first gained notoriety due to his remarks on Antarctica, claiming it to be a continent hidden by global superpowers.
He also once said that men were developing feminine voices, while women were growing beards as side-effects of taking Covid-19 vaccine.
Before being detained on Tuesday, Ibrahim in Facebook Live said some plainclothesmen were knocking at his door to take him away.