2013 mayhem and March 26 violence

3 Hefazat leaders placed on fresh remand

BSS Dhaka

A Dhaka court on Monday placed three former leaders of Hefazat-e-Islam, Azizul Haque Islamabadi, Jalal Uddin, and Zubayer Ahmed on remand on different terms in three cases lodged over the mayhem in the capital on May, 2013, and massive violence on March, 2021.

Among the trio, organizing secretary of Hefajat, Azizul Haque Islamabadi was placed on seven-day remand in two cases, assistant secretary general Mawlana Jalal Uddin on three-day remand in a case and Hefajat’s Dhaka city unit’s vice president of the dissolved committee Mawlana Zubayer Ahmed was placed on six-day remand in two cases.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Masudur Rahman granted them to different terms remand when the trio have been produced before the court and investigating officer prayed remand petition in a case lodged with Paltan Police Station over Hefajat’s mayhem in Baitul Mukarram area in March, 2021.

The court placed Azizul Haque Islamabadi on four-day remand in another case filed over the same incident with Paltan Police Station. Meanwhile, the court remanded Mawlana Zubayer Ahmed for three days in a case lodged with Motijheel Police Station over Hefajat-e-Islam’s massive anarchy in the capital on May, 2013.

Police arrested Islamabadi on April 11, while Zubayer and Jalal Uddin were arrested on April 16 and 17 respectively.

Earlier the detainees were also placed on remand on different terms in separate cases.