Hasina tightens noose on Hefajat, cops file FIR against Mamunul Haque for secretly attending religious congregation


Hefajat-e Islam, which has earlier crossed swords with Sheikh Hasina government over removal of all idols across the country on the ground that Islam does not endorse paying respect to eminent people or Hindu gods, is now facing tough action against its leaders.

Joint secretary general and Bangladesh Khelafat Majlish’s secretary general Mamunul Haque and five others have been sued for secretly attending a mahfil in Comilla’s Chandina upazila without the administration’s permission.

Shamsuddin Mohammad Elias, officer-in-charge of the police station Chandina Police Station said police filed case against those persons.

According to the FIR, a two-day mahfil (Islamic conference) was organised on December 15 in Joag Paschimpara area. On the second day of the mahfil, the organisers kept the matter of Mamunul Haque’s visit a secret.

Elias said the accused organised the gathering by hiding information from the administration.

They defying the government’s ban on public gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.

Though Mamunul Haque’s name was not on the posters and banners of the event but he joined the meeting and gave a speech.

Mosharraf Hossain Mahmud, the man who was behind the mahfil, was termed as the prime accused while Hefazat leader Mamunul Haque was mentioned as the second accused.

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