A case has been filed against 17 leaders of Hifazat-e-Islam and 2-3 thousand others in connection with the violence at Baitul Mukarram on the golden jubilee of independence (March 26). The main accused in the case is Maulana Mamunul Haque, joint secretary general of Hefazat and secretary of the Dhaka metropolitan branch of the organization.
A man named Arifuzzaman filed the case with the Paltan Police Station on Monday.
According to the details of the accused, they are Hefazat, Jamaat-Shibir and BNP workers.
A man named Arif-uz-Zaman filed the case with the Paltan Police Station on Monday. Motijheel Zone Assistant Commissioner (AC) Zahidul Islam confirmed the information to Jugantar on Monday night.
The other accused in the case are Joint Secretary General Maulana Junaid Al Habib, Joint Secretary General Maulana Lokman Hakim, Joint Secretary General Nasir Uddin Monir, Naib Amir Maulana Bahauddin Zakaria, Maulana Nurul Islam Jihadi, Naibe Amir and Brahmanbaria Maulana Rahman. , Maulana Khaled Saifullah Ayubi, Maulana Jasim Uddin, Maulana Masudul Karim, Mufti Monir Hossain Qasemi, Maulana Zakaria Noman Faizi, Maulana Faisal Ahmed, Maulana Mushtaqunnabi, Maulana Hafeez Md. Jobayer, Maulana Hafez Mohammad Tayyab.
The statement of case against the Hifazat leaders including Mamunul Haque said that after the prayers, the plaintiff came out of the mosque and saw a riotous gathering of radical people. You can know from their slogans and conversations that the leaders of Hefazat, Jamaat-Shibir and BNP, led by Hefazat leader Mamunul Haque, have conspired to disrupt the golden jubilee of independence and Bangabandhu’s birth centenary by holding secret meetings in different parts of the country including Dhaka. At the same time, there are plans to create anarchy by carrying out massive violence across the country. To carry out the plan, they attacked the plaintiffs and other worshipers with knives, axes, clubs, hammers, swords, bamboos, sticks, shovels, pipe guns and revolvers.
The statement further said that the accused vandalized the mural of Bangabandhu in Brahmanbaria and the picture of Bangabandhu in the district Awami League office in Kishoreganj. They broke the tiles of Baitul Mukarram, burned various hadiths and religious books including Quran Sharif and caused irreparable damage to Islam. It instills fear in the minds of ordinary religious people. They are conspiring to overthrow the government in an illegal way by turning the country into an unstable, dysfunctional and fundamentalist state.
Hefazat staged a protest at Baitul Mukarram on March 26 over Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh. There they clashed with police and Awami League leaders and activists. As a result, several people died in protests in different parts of the country. The organization called for a protest on March 26 and a strike on March 26. Hefazat leaders and activists attacked, vandalized and blocked roads across the country during the strike.