The Dhaka Metropolitan Detective Police (DB) has received information about a transaction of around Tk 6 crore a year in the bank account of Mamunul Haque, the joint secretary general of the recently dissolved central committee of Hefazat-e-Islam. Besides, the top leaders of Hifazat, including Mamunul Haque, are using the crores of rupees coming from various sources from home and abroad to help the orphans, in addition to buying their own houses and cars.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police Joint Commissioner (DB) Mahbub Alam told reporters at his office on Sunday (May 30th) afternoon.
He said the investigation into several cases had progressed with the recent arrest of several Hefazat leaders. Hefazat’s economic affairs are being closely monitored and documents are being checked.
Mamunul Haque’s bank account has about 6 crore transactions per year. In addition, several bank accounts obtained from Monir Hossain Kashemi, the finance secretary of the former Hefazat Committee, are under investigation.
Mentioning that these donations have been made especially through the expatriate Bangladeshis, he said that the expatriates donate to the custody of the madrasa or madrasa students for various works. They also donate for the Rohingyas. Some of the money for custody also comes from abroad. Hefazat leaders did not manage this money properly after it came from abroad. They used to spend after taking the money as they wished. They have used this money for political activities, especially for Hefazat’s own activities. Hefazat also used the money of Rohingyas for their own work. Hefazat leaders have made their home with these donations.
The investigation shows that important madrassa organizations like Befaq or Hayatul Olia are being held hostage by Hefazat. Such money is going into the hands of those who are in control of money or those who are controlling politics. Again the field is special they are the owners of this money. Many good scholars are becoming helpless to this syndicate. Because those who have money, they want to control power in exchange for money. The DB official also said that there could be separate cases in these matters.
Replying to a question, Mahbub Alam said, “We are investigating 14 cases of 2013.” We have also received several new cases. Other intelligence agencies are also working on these issues. The investigation report of the case will be submitted very soon.