Police arrested a central leader of Hefazat-e-Islam on Tuesday, eight years after he was sued in a case filed over the violence at different spots of the capital on 5 May, 2013.
The Detective Branch (DB) of police apprehended Mufti Sharif Ullah, the assistant publicity secretary of the Islamist party, from the capital's Mir Hajirbagh area in the evening.
Azharul Islam, additional deputy commissioner of DB police (Wari Division), confirmed the information to The Business Standard.
Mufti Sharifullah was accused in a case filed under the Special Powers Act with the Jatrabari Police Station on 6 May of the year. Since then, he had been at large.
On 5 May of 2013, thousands of Hefazat activists thronged to the Dhaka thoroughfares and held a demonstration at the Shapla Chattar of Motijheel.
At different spots, they clashed with the members of law enforcement agencies and carried out extensive vandalism across the city.