Hefazat’s assistant secy general Shakhawat on 5-day remand
Published: 04:02 PM, 15 April 2021 Updated: 04:02 PM, 15 April 2021
Mufti Shakhawat Hossain Razi, central assistant secretary general of Hefazat-e-Islam; File Photo
The court today has granted a five-day remand to Mufti Shakhawat Hossain Razi, central assistant secretary general of Hefazat-e-Islam, in a case filed over the 2013 violence by Hefazat-e-Islam.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Morshed Al Mamun Bhuiyan passed the order after a court hearing on Thursday, confirmed general registration branch sources of the concerned court.
On the day, the police produced Razi before the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court. At that time, the police appealed for a 10-days remand for proper investigation in the case of Hefazat’s violence filed with the Paltan Police Station in 2013. During this, the accused appealed for bail seeking cancellation of remand. After hearing both the parties, the court rejected the bail petition and granted a five-day remand.
Earlier on Wednesday evening, a DB team of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested Mufti Shakhawat Hossain Razi from the capital’s Lalbagh area.
Meanwhile, the court granted a 7-day remand to Azizul Haque Islamabadi, central organizing secretary of Hefazat-e-Islam, in the same case on Monday.
Leaders and activists of Hefazat-e-Islam blockade Dhaka on May 5, 2013. In the name of the blockade, Hefazat activists vandalized public and private facilities in Motijheel, Paltan and Arambagh areas of the capital with sticks, sharp weapons and firearms and torched vehicles. A case was filed with the Paltan police station.
Recently, Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh carried out violent and destructive activities in various places including Baitul Mukarram Mosque, Paltan, Jatrabari. Later, several cases were lodged with different police stations in the capital. Various government intelligence agencies, including the police, are investigating the case.
As part of the investigation, eyewitnesses to the incident, the information provided by the detainees, as well as video footage of the incident are being reviewed to identify those involved. Police are arresting the suspects soon after it was confirmed.