Dhaka city unit Hefajat president arrested

Detectives arrested Dhaka City unit President of Hefajat-e-Islam Maulana Zunayed Al Habib from the city’s Baridhara area this evening.

Mahbub Alam, joint commissioner of Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, confirmed it to The Daily Star.

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The Hefajat leader was involved in the mayhem carried out in 2013 and March this year and was arrested in a case filed following the violence, the DB official said.

Maulana Zunayed is also the joint secretary general of Hefajat.

Earlier in the afternoon, detectives arrested Maulana Jalaluddin Ahmed, an assistant secretary general of the Islamist group, from Dhaka’s Mohammadpur area.

With them, at least seven top ranked Hefajat leaders have been arrested in the last couple of days.