A rape case was filed against Jakaria Noman Fayezi, publicity secretary of Hefajat-e-Islam's now dissolved committee in Hathazari upazila of Chattogram early today.
Abdullah Al Masum, additional superintendent of Chattogram Police confirmed the matter to The Daily Star.
The victim filed the case with Hathazari Model Police Station.
According to the case statement, the victim became acquainted with Fayezi through social media in September of 2019.
In November of the same year, the victim came to Hathazari where Fayezi rented a house for her to stay, the ASP said quoting the case statement.
There, Fayezi raped the victim many times over the next one year, the statement added.
On Thursday, SM Rashidul Haque, superintendent of Chattogram police, during a press conference told journalists that Fayezi was involved in several extramarital affairs and police learnt of this after examining his mobile phone.
Jakaria Noman Fayezi is also one of the financers of the recent Hefajat mayhem, the police official added.
Law enforcers arrested Fayezi from Chakaria upazila of Cox's Bazar on May 6. A court placed Fayezi on a five-day remand in connection with a case filed over the violence.