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Jamaat and Japa leaders detained in Narayanganj

Narayanganj metropolitan Jamaat-e-Islami amir Maulana Mainuddin Ahmed and Sonargaon Jatiya Party president Shambhupura UP chairman Abdur Rauf have been arrested in connection with the violence in Narayanganj during Hefazat-e-Islam strike, last month.

Narayanganj additional superintendent of police (A Circle) Mehedi Imran Siddiki confirmed this.

The UP chairman Abdur Rauf was arrested on Monday afternoon and the Jamaat amir Maulana Mainuddin Ahmed was arrested on Sunday night.

The court has sent the Amir of Jamaat to jail and fixed Wednesday for the remand hearing

He has been shown as an accused in three cases of Siddhirganj police station.

In one of the cases, the police asked for a 7-day remand.

However, Maulana Mainuddin Ahmed's lawyer Main Uddin Mia said he was not an accused in any of the three cases.

"Besides, we do not believe that Maulana Mainuddin was involved in the incident mentioned in the statement of case," he added.

On March 28, Hefazat-e-Islam called for a nationwide strike.

During the strike supporters of Hefazat vandalized and set fire to more than 50 vehicles on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Signboard, Sanarpar and Shimrail areas of Narayanganj.

In this incident, 8 separate cases were filed in Siddhirganj police station accusing 132 people and hundreds of unidentified persons.

35 accused have been arrested so far in these cases, police said.

Source: United News of Bangladesh