17 cases lodged so far against Mamunul Haque...

Dhaka, Saturday   15 May 2021

17 cases lodged so far against Mamunul Haque

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 11:28 AM, 19 April 2021   Updated: 11:39 AM, 19 April 2021

Hefazat-e-Islam joint secretary general Mamunul Haque; File Photo

Hefazat-e-Islam joint secretary general Mamunul Haque; File Photo

There are at least 18 cases that have been registered so far against Hefazat-e-Islam joint secretary general Mamunul Haque. 15 cases of these have his name after Hefazat’s arson that took place on 5 May 2013 at Motijheel’s Shapla Chattar in the capital. 

The plaintiffs in these cases are the police. The plaintiff in the latest case filed with the Paltan police station is a Juba League leader. Besides, the plaintiff in another case in Mohammadpur is a general commuter.

Mamunul Haque was arrested by the Tejgaon Division of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) from Jamia Rahmania Arabia Madrasa in Mohammadpur in the capital on Sunday.

Tejgaon Division Deputy Commissioner (DC) Harun Aur Rashid said “Mamunul had been shown arrested in a vandalism case in Mohammadpur in 2020”. There are several more cases against him in Motijheel, Paltan and Narayanganj. Those will be adjusted later. He will be taken to court on Monday.

He added that Mamnul would be produced in court in the case of Mohammadpur police station and will seek remand of seven days. He will be remanded in a few more cases. Besides, Mamunul Haque is confessing to “three marriages in the interrogation” with Tejgaon police after his arrest. 

Meanwhile, DMP headquarters sources said there are 17 ongoing cases against Mamunul Haque – 8 cases under investigation in DB’s Motijheel division, 2 cases in Lalbagh division, and a case in Tejgaon division.

Besides, his name is in a case under investigation in Motijheel police station and four cases under investigation in Paltan police station. Out of 16 cases, 15 cases have been registered on 5 May 2013 at Motijheel’s Shapla Chattar. The last case against Mamunul Haque was filed on 5 April this year. 

Khandaker Arif Uz Zaman, sub-office secretary of Dhaka Metropolitan Juba League (South), has filed the case after clashes between police and leaders of the ruling party Awami League and its affiliates after Friday prayers at Baitul Mukarram Mosque on March 26. Mamunul Haque was made the number one accused in the case.