A rape case has been filed against Jakaria Noman Fayezi, publicity secretary of the recently dissolved Hefajat-e-Islam central committee, in Chattogram, said police.
A woman filed the case with Hathazari Police Station early yesterday, confirmed Abdullah Al Masum, additional superintendent of Chattogram police.
According to the case statement, the plaintiff became acquainted with Fayezi through social media in September of 2019.
In November, the same year, she came to Hathazari upazila where Fayezi rented a house for her to stay, the police officer said, quoting the case statement.
"Fayezi raped the victim many times over the next year," the statement added.
Meanwhile, five Hefazat men were arrested in Brahmanbaria over the mayhem in the district following Narendra Modi's visit on March 26, said Roish Uddin, additional superintendent of the district police.
The total number of arrestees over the violence now stands at 439 and a total of 57 cases have been lodged over the violence against some 414 named and 39,000 unnamed people, read a police press release.
In another development, two Hefajat leaders were sent to jail yesterday after they were produced before a Dhaka court in a case filed with Paltan Police Station.
They are Maulana Jubair Ahmed, Dhaka City unit vice-president of Hefajat's now-dissolved committee, and Maulana Jalaluddin Ahmed, its assistant general secretary.
Metropolitan Magistrate Begum Yeasmin Ara passed the order after Sub-Inspector Enamul Haque of Paltan Police Station produced them before the court on completion of their three-day remand in the case.
In the forwarding report, the SI, who is also the investigation officer of the case, said the two leaders, while on remand, gave important information.
Also, the accused did not submit any petition seeking bail in the case. After the hearing, the magistrate sent the duo to Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj.
Jubair was arrested from Lalbagh on April 16 while Jalal was arrested from Mohammadpur on April 17.
In Narayanganj, an activist of Chhatra Dal gave his confessional statement before a court in a case filed over the violence during the strike observed by Hefajat.
SP Monirul Islam of the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) in Narayanganj, in a press release, said the Chhatra Dal activist Rakib Hossain, 19, gave the confessional statement involving his role before a senior judicial magistrate.
Rakib, along with three leaders of Jubo Dal and Chhatra Dal, was held by police during the violence on March 28.
Later, Rakib was taken into remand in a case filed over subversive activities.
FM Mizan from Chattogram, Masuk Hridoy from Brahmanbaria, and Sunny Shaha from Narayangaj contributed to this report.