Cops seek 24 days of remand for Mamunul
Narayanganj police yesterday sought a 24-day remand for Hefajat-e-Islam leader Mamunul Haque in three cases filed with Sonargaon Police Station.
One of them is rape case, while two others are violence ones, said Hafizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of the police station.
In response, Narayanganj's Senior Judicial Magistrate's Court Ahmed Humayun Kabir set May 9 for hearing the petition, said Asaduzzaman, Narayanganj court inspector.
On April 30, a woman, whom Mamunul claimed his second wife, filed the rape case against Mamunul with Sonargaon Police Station.
In the case statement, the woman alleged that Mamunul raped her multiple times over last two years promising that he would marry her.
Besides, two violence cases were lodged against Mamunul and many other Hefajat men for vandalism and arson in Sonargaon on April 5.
Mamunul, former joint secretary general of the defunct central committee of Hefajat, has been behind bars since April 18 in a violence case filed with Paltan Model Police Station in the capital.
Meanwhile in Brahmanbaria, a lawmaker filed a case under the Digital Security Act against 14 named persons, including Hefajat's district unit president and general secretary, and 150 other unnamed ones.
RAM Obaidul Muktadir Chowdhury, ruling Awami League lawmaker from Brahmanbaria-3, lodged the case with Sadar Police Station.
In the case statement, the lawmaker alleged that the Hefajat men spread rumour and hate speech through social media to provoke people to be violent.
[Our Narayanganj and Brahmanbaria correspondents contributed to this report.]