Azizul Haque Islamabadi, central organising secretary of Hefazat-e-Islam, has been placed on a seven-day remand a day after his arrest in a case filed on 6 May 2013.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police of Detective Branch (DB) Atiqul Islam confirmed the court order, adding that police sought 10 days of remand for the Hefazat leader, reports daily Prothom Alo.
Azizul Haque is also the spokesperson of the Hefazat and one of its top leaders.
Earlier, Deputy Commissioner of DB Asaduzzaman Ripon informed of the arrest of Azizul Haque, saying that he was arrested on Sunday evening and sent to court today.
Meanwhile, Hefazat's Publicity Secretary Zakaria Noman Foyezi claimed that Azizul was arrested on Sunday after a meeting in Hathazari, Chatogram.
Hefazat's Amir Junaid Babungari's Personal Assistant and Assistant Publicity Secretary Enamul Hasan Farooqui said Azizul was waiting for a bus at the Hathazari bus stand in Chattogram after the meeting yesterday.
"He was last seen there and since then he could not be reached." Enamul Added.