March 26 violence in Dhaka: Hefajat leader Rezwan on 3-day remand
A Dhaka court today placed Hefajat-e-Islam leader Mufti Rezwan Rafiquee on a three-day remand in a case filed with Paltan Police Station over the March 26 violence in Dhaka centring Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit.
Metropolitan Magistrate Md Shahidul Islam passed the order after Abdul Malek, a Sub-Inspector of Detective Branch of Police and also the investigation officer of the case, produced Rezwan before the court with a 10-day remand prayer.
Earlier in the day, Rezwan was shown arrested in the case after Abdul Malek submitted a petition seeking permission in this regard.
In the remand prayer, the IO said Rezwan was directly involved with carrying out violence in Dhaka during the visit of Narendra Modi on March 26, the Independence Day of Bangladesh.
Moreover, Rezwan has been giving "provocative" posts on Facebook and other social media for some days to free the Hefajat leaders in jail. So, he needs to be remanded to find out the cause behind the incident, the IO added.
On other hand, defence submitted a petition, seeking bail along cancellation of the remand prayer.
Upon hearing both the sides, the magistrate turned down the defence pleas and placed him on remand for quizzing about the incident.
Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police of Motijheel division arrested him from the city's Mugda area last night, Iftekhairul Islam, additional deputy commissioner (ADC) of DMP's media and public relations department, confirmed The Daily Star this morning.
Police have so far arrested 22 top leaders of Hefajat-e-Islam, including its former Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque for their alleged involvement in carrying out violence in May of 2013 and the violence in March this year in Dhaka.