A case has been filed against 36 people, including the Hefajat-e-Islam Joint Secretary General, Mamunul Haque over the death of Allama Shah Ahmed Shafi, the rector of Hathazari Madrasa and former chief of Hefazat-e-Islam terming his death as "pre-planned murder."
Md Mainuddin, Shafi's brother-in-law, filed the case in Chattogram Judicial Magistrate-3 court at around 12pm on Thursday accusing them.
Taking it into cognisance, the court ordered Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to investigate the case and submit its report in one month.
Plaintiff's lawyer Abu Hanif said that that the case was filed on the charge of premeditated torture and murder of Ahmed Shafi. The court directed PBI to investigate, reports prothom Alo.
Hefazat chief Shafi died while being treated at a Dhaka hospital on September 18, a day after stepping down as the director general of the Hathazari madrasa in Chattogram.
The 104-year old Islamic scholar had long been suffering from various old-age complications, including diabetes and high blood pressure.