2 more senior Hefazat leaders arrested from Dhaka

Published: 17 Apr 2021     Updated: 17 Apr 2021

Online Desk

Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested two Dhaka city unit leaders of Hefazat-e-Islam from the city’s Baridhara and Mohammadpur areas on Saturday.

The arrestees are Hefazat-e-Islam Dhaka city unit president Junaid Al Habib  and its assistant general secretary Jalal Uddin Ahmed, reports UNB.

Contacted, Joint Commissioner (DB) of the DMP Mahbub Alam said Junaid Al Habib, also Hefazat’s central joint secretary general, was arrested from a Madrasa of Baridhara just before Iftar on Saturday.

Besides, Hefazat city unit assistant secretary general Jalal Uddin Ahmed, who is also central committee Assistant Secretary General, was arrested from his Mohammadpur residence at around 2:00 pm, the Joint Commissioner (DB) said.

Replying to a question, he said the two Hefazat leaders were arrested in connection with the case filed with Motijheel police station for the mayhem carried out in 2013 and also for the case filed with Paltan police station in March last month in connection with the  violence in Baitul Mukkarram Mosque area (during Modi's visit).

On Friday afternoon, the DB also arrested another leader of the religious organisation, Jubair Ahmed, from Lalbagh.

With the arrest of the two Hefazat leaders, the number of arrests of Hefazat leaders rose to seven by the DB police from the city in recent weeks.

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