A virtual court in Dhaka yesterday placed Mufti Sharafat Hossain, a joint general secretary of then Hefajat's central committee, on a two-day remand in a case filed with Paltan Police Station over the violence occurred centring the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 26.
Metropolitan Magistrate Morshed Al Mamun Bhuiyan passed the order after Md Kamrul Hasan Talukder, an inspector of Detective Branch of Police and also the case's investigation officer, produced him before the court with a 10-day remand prayer.
Earlier in the day, Mufti Sharafat, also Khelafat Majlish's joint secretary, was shown arrested in the case even though his name was not included in the first information report.
Before showing him arrested, the magistrate sent a virtual link to the Keraniganj jail authorities, who are custodians of the accused.
In the remand prayer, the IO said Mufti Sharafat was directly involved with the recent violence in Dhaka and he needs to be remanded to find out vital clues about the incident.
No lawyer was virtually present to defend him.
A team of DB arrested Mufti Sharafat from Mirpur on April 21. He was placed on a five-day remand in a case filed with Paltan Police Station over the 2013 mayhem in Dhaka.
Police have so far arrested 22 Hefajat leaders in connection with the recent violence and the 2013 mayhem in Dhaka.