Shapla Chattar Violence Case
Hefazat leader Azharul held
Published : Wednesday, 16 June, 2021 at 12:00 AM Count : 14178
Detective Branch (DB) of police arrested Azharul Islam, former organizing secretary of Dhaka city Hefazat-e-Islam Dhaka Metropolitan Division chapter, from Jatrabari area in the capital early Tuesday morning.
Police has arrested Azharul Islam, for his
alleged involvement in the violence unleashed by the radical group in the capital's Shapla Chattar in 2013.
AKM Hafiz Aktar, Additional Commissioner of the DMP said, "In addition to mayhem in Dhaka's Shapla Chattar in 2013, he has been arrested in a case over violence committed by the radical group nationwide."
Hifazat-e Islam announced a new 151-member committee with Junaid Babunagari as its chief following the death of Shah Ahmed Shafi. Babunagari dissolved the committee six months later in the face of criticism.
The radical group announced a new committee for its Dhaka city unit as well, with Junaid Al Habib and Md Mamunul Haque as the organisation's president and general secretary respectively. Both of them are currently in prison after being arrested in cases over Hifazat violence.
Azharul was named as the group's organising secretary at the committee. At least 50 Hifazat leaders have been arrested in dozens of cases over violence, police said.