Maulana Mamunul Haque, joint secretary general of the recently dissolved committee of Hefazat-e-Islam, told the court that he went to Baitul Mukarram on March 26 at the request of an officer with the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG).
With the permission of the court, Mamunul Haque said, “On March 26, I offered Friday prayers in Banglabazar.” At that time there was police protection. After the prayers, I came to know that the worshipers had gathered at Baitul Mukarram. At that time I went to Baitul Mukarram at the request of a DIG rank police officer. There I spoke at the request of the police. I have not done anything wrong. If the police request in the future, we will not be able to go anywhere. If you want you can check my call record of that day.
Mamunul said this during the remand hearing in the case of beating and attempted murder at Paltan Police Station.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury granted Mamunul a seven-day remand in another case of Motijheel Police Station on Monday. Mamunul was brought to the CMM court at around 11 am and after the remand hearing at around 12 noon, Mamunul was taken back.
After that a hearing was held on his remand and bail. On behalf of the state, Metropolitan Public Prosecutor (PP) Abdullah Abu heard the remand application.
Defendant’s lawyer Syed Joynal Abedin Mezbah said that the plaintiff’s information in the case filed with the Paltan Police Station was not correct. He did not give any information about which hospital he was in. On the other hand, the case of Motijheel is very old. Police have not been able to file a complaint for eight years. So we are seeking bail by canceling the remand.
Police arrested Mamunul from Jamia Rahmania Madrasa in Mohammadpur on April 16 at noon. On April 19, the court granted a seven-day remand for questioning. Mamunul was produced before the court on Monday after a seven-day remand in the first phase.