Mamunul Haque lands in jail after remand in two cases
Published: 02:02 PM, 10 May 2021
Mamunul Haque, joint secretary-general of the defunct central committee of Hefazat-e-Islam and general secretary of Dhaka metropolis; File Photo
A court in Dhaka today has ordered to send Mamunul Haque, joint secretary-general of the defunct central committee of Hefazat-e-Islam and general secretary of Dhaka metropolis, to jail in two cases filed with Paltan police station in connection with the Baitul Mukarram mayhem on March 26 this year.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Nevana Khair Jessie’s court gave the order on Monday.
On the day, the police produced Mamunul Haque in court. During this, the investigating officer appealed to keep him in custody till the investigation of the cases is completed. Following the petition, the court ordered to send him to jail.
Earlier on May 4, the police produced him in the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court after remand. At that time, the police appealed for a 10-days remand in a case filed with Paltan police station in connection with the Baitul Mukarram mayhem in March. The court granted a 4-day remand after the hearing.
The police, on the other hand, sought a 7-days remand in another case filed with the Paltan police station in connection with the same incident. The court granted a 2-day remand after the hearing.
It is to be mentioned that leaders and activists of Hefazat-e-Islam laid siege to Dhaka on May 5, 2013. In the name of the blockade, Hefazat workers vandalized and set fire to vehicles and public and private facilities in Motijheel, Paltan and Arambagh areas in the capital with sticks, sharp weapons and firearms. A case was filed with the Paltan police station.
Recently, Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh carried out violent and destructive activities at various places including Baitul Mukarram Mosque, Paltan and Jatrabari. Later, several cases were filed with different police stations in the capital. Various government intelligence agencies, including the police, are investigating the case.