14 central and Dhaka leaders of the fundamentalist group have been arrested in recent days
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested another top leader of Hefazat-e-Islam in connection with the vandalism carried out by the organization's supporters across the country against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bangladesh visit last month.
Acting on a tip-off, a RAB team picked up Khaled Saifullah Ayubi, assistant secretary general of the Islamist group's central unit, from Singair upazila in Manikganj in the early hours of Thursday.
Ayubi has also cases filed against him with Paltan police station over the Hefazat mayhem in the capital on May 5, 2013, reports Bangla Tribune.
RAB's Legal and Media Wing Director Commander Khandaker Al Moin said the Hefazat leader would soon be handed over to Paltan police station.
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With Ayubi, 14 central leaders of Hefazat-e-Islam have so far been arrested by law enforcement agencies in recent days.
On Wednesday, three top Hefazat leaders were arrested in Dhaka's Mohammadpur and Kafrul areas, reports UNB.
They were Khurshid Alam Kasemi, nayeb-e-ameer of Bangladesh Khelafat Majlish and vice-president of Hefazat-e-Islam, Ataullah Amin, assistant general secretary of Hefazat's Dhaka city unit and joint secretary general of Khelafat Majlish, and Sharafat Hossain, joint general secretary of Khelafat Majlish.
On Tuesday, Qurban Ali Kasemi, vice-president of Hefazat and joint secretary general of Khelafat Majlish, was also arrested in Dhaka's Basabo area.
On April 18, Hefazat's Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque was arrested from a Mohammadpur madrasa.
Other arrested leaders include Hefazat's Dhaka city unit President Junaid Al-Habib, Vice-President Maulana Jubair Ahmed, Assistant General Secretary Jalaluddin Ahmed, Assistant Publicity Secretary Sharifullah, and Organizing Secretary Azizul Haque Islamabadi.