Dhaka, Apr 21: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested Maulana Ataullah Amin, assistant general secretary of Hefazat’s Dhaka Metropolitan Unit and joint secretary general of Bangladesh Khilafat Majlish, from the city’s Mohammadpur area early Wednesday.
According to Rab headquarters, the elite force members arrested Amin from a madrasa around 12:30 am. He was arrested in connection with a case filed with Paltan Police Station.
Detectives arrested Mawlana Qurban Ali Kasemi, Vice-President of Hefazat-e-Islam and Joint Secretary General of Khilafat Majlish, from Dhaka’s Basabo area on Tuesday.
Earlier on April 18, Hefazat’s Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haq was arrested from a madrasah in the Mohammadpur area.
Some other senior Hefazat leaders were arrested in recent time after Hefazat’s activists’ acts of violence at different parts of the country protesting against the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi marking the celebration of the golden jubilee of the country’s independence last month.
Other arrested leaders include Hefazat’s Dhaka city unit president Junaid Al-Habib, assistant general secretary Jalaluddin Ahmed, its Dhaka City unit vice-president Maulana Jubair Ahmed, Assistant Publicity Secretary Sharifullah and organising secretary Azizul Haque Islamabadi, reports UNB.