POST TIME: 17 April, 2021 09:05:29 AM
Another Hefazat leader detained
UNB, Dhaka

Another Hefazat leader detained

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Maulana Jubair Ahmed, vice-president of Hefazat-e-Islam's Dhaka city unit has been detained from his residence in the capital on Friday.

Iftekhairul Islam, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Media & PR Division ) confirmed the news to UNB.

He said the arrest was made at around 5pm based on an anonymous tip.

Maulana Jubair  was arrested on charges of his involvement in the Shapla Chattar violence on May 5, 2013.

Police sources added that he is also accused in multiple cases for his alleged involvement with the recent violence in protest of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit.

Police have now arrested Hefazat central organising secretary Azizul Haque Islamabadi, assistant secretary general Sakhawat Hossein Raji, central committee assistant secretary general Manjurul Islam and assistant-publicity secretary Mufti Sharifullah in cases related to Shapla Chattar violence on May 5, 2013 - although few doubt the drive against the organisation's leadership stems from the opposition they displayed against the Indian prime minister.

The courts have also granted law enforcers several days to interrogate them in remand.

The most high profile arrest so far has been the one of Islamabadi. He was arrested from Chittagong on Sunday. The court granted 7 days' remand for him.