Cumilla court asks to produce Mamunul Haque on Dec 23
A Cumilla court today asked to produce two Hefajat-e Islam leaders, including its former Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque, before it on December 23 in a case filed against them for attending a mahfil in Chandina upazila without the administration's permission.
The other Hefajat leader is Maulana Khaled Saifullah Ayubi, reports our Cumilla correspondent quoting, Court Police Inspector Salauddin.
Senior Judicial Magistrate of Cumilla Cognisance Court Irfanul Haque Chowdhury passed the order after the two were produced before it, said Public Prosecutor (PP) Adv Nurul Islam.
Around 11:45am, Mamunul and Maulana Khaled were brought to the court by a prison van, amid tight security.
Police filed the case with Chandina Police Station on December 17.
According to the case statement, a two-day mahfil (Islamic conference) was organised on December 15 in Joag Paschimpara area. On the second day of the mahfil, the organisers kept the matter of Mamunul Haque's visit a secret.
The OC said the accused organised the gathering by hiding information from the administration, defying the government's ban on public gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.
The organisers and guests of the mahfil were accused in the case. Maulana Khaled and six others were also among the accused.
On April 18, Mamunul was arrested from a madrasa in Dhaka's Mohammadpur area. He was arrested in a case filed against him and 16 others with Paltan Model Police Station on April 6.
Mamunul is also an accused in a case filed in connection with the 2013 mayhem in Dhaka, police said.