Hefazat leaders Mamunul, Junayed Al Habib put on 7-day remand

A Dhaka court on Monday placed Hefazat-e-Islam Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque and its Dhaka city unit president Junayed Al Habib on seven-day remand each in two cases filed with Motijheel and Paltan police stations over the 2013 mayhem and recent violence in Dhaka.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shahinur Rahman passed the order as police produced the duo before the court and pleaded to place them on 10-day remand in the case lodged with the capital’s Paltan police station.

Hefazat-e-Islam laid seige on capital’s Shapla Chattar area on 5 May 2013, unleashing atrocities in and around the capital. They vandalised hundreds of vehicles, shops and offices, setting many of those in fire. They even cut down hundreds of trees grown on the road dividers and used those as barricades to obstruct the law enforcing agencies.