The Hasina Government is pursuing old cases of violence against Hifazat leaders with a vengeance since the Islanist radical group launched violent action against Indian PM Narendra Modi’s Bangladesh visit.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Morshed Al Mamun on Thursday passed an order of a five-day remand of central assistant secretary general of the militant outfit Hefazat Islam Mufti Sakhawat Hossain Raji and 2 other militant leaders on each in a case filed over arson attack in Shapla Chattor of Dhaka’s Motijheel area in 5 May 2013.
The two other Hefazat leaders are Fakhrul Islam and Manjurul Islam Afendi.
Earlier, police produced them before the court seeking 10 days’ remand for them.
The Detectives Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested Sakhawat Hossain Raji from his Lalbagh residence in the capital on Wednesday evening.
Meanwhile, detectives arrested Hefazat-e Islam’s assistant publicity secretary Mufti Sharifullah from Jatrabari area in the capital on 13 April.