He was arrested from Dhaka on Friday
A Dhaka Court has placed Maulana Jubair Ahmed, vice-president of Hefazat-e-Islam's Dhaka city unit, on a five-day remand in a case filed over the mayhem in Dhaka’s Motijheel eight years ago.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jasim passed the order after Inspector Kamrul Hasan Talukder of Detective Branch (DB) of police produced him before the court seeking a 10-day remand for interrogation.
DB men had arrested Maulana Jubair from his Dhaka residence on Friday.
On May 5, 2013, following a massive rally, Hefazat men clashed with law enforcers and Awami League activists, turning that part of the capital city into a warzone. They looted shops and torched police outposts, multiple vehicles, and hundreds of shops.
Hefazat had claimed that 2,000 of its leaders and activists were killed in the clashes, but the government's official death toll stood at 13, including three policemen.
Following the rampage, more than 50 cases were filed at Paltan and Motijheel police stations on charges of murder and violence against hundreds of people, including Hefazat’s then secretary general Junaid Babunagari.