Former Hefazat-e-Islam Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque has been sent to Kashimpur prison on Saturday after being remanded for 18 days in six different cases. Of them, three were filed by the district police, two by the CID, and one by the PBI.
The court of Senior Judicial Magistrate Kawsar Alam gave the order after hearing, reports Somoy.
Mamunul was last remanded for three days in a case filed by the PBI on Wednesday.
Earlier on 18 April, Mamunul Haque was arrested from Jamia Rahmania Madrasa in Dhaka's Mohammadpur area.
He is well-known among Islamic hardliners for his hate speech and violent sermons in religious congregations and on social media.
The man acquired a murky reputation earlier this month after he was found with a woman – he said was his second wife – at a resort in Narayanganj's Sonargaon. The authorities later denied his statement.
In November 2020, Mamunul demanded that the government remove the upcoming statue of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, claiming that statues were haram (forbidden) in Islam. He later explained that he did not want to offend Bangabandhu.
In March this year, the Hefazat bigwig and his party colleagues led a series of protests against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Dhaka visit, which sparked violence in parts of Bangladesh.
DMP headquarters said there are 17 cases in Dhaka against Mamunul. Of the cases, 15 were filed by police after the siege of Hefazat in Dhaka's Motijheel Shapla Chattar in 2013.