A team of CID from Dhaka apprehended Shahinur early Friday
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police has detained Hefazat-e-Islam leader Advocate Maulana Shahinur Pasha Chowdhury in Sylhet city.
A special team of CID from Dhaka apprehended Shahinur at Subidbazar Bankalapara Abbasia Jame Masjid in the early hours of Friday.
CID Additional Superintendent of Police Jisanul Haque said Shahinur Pasha was detained in connection with the clashes and vandalism carried out by Hefazat-e-Islam men in Brahmanbaria over a month ago.
A former lawmaker from Sunamganj 3 constituency (Jagannathpur and South Sunamganj), Shahinur was the legal affairs secretary of now defunct Hefazat's central committee.
Besides, he is also the vice president of Jamiat-e Ulama-e-Islam Bangladesh.
In 2005, Shahinur was elected MP in the Sunamganj 3 by-election after the death of Awami League leader and former foreign minister Abdus Samad Azad.
He, however, contested the general elections in 2008 and 2018 as a candidate of four-party alliance and Jatiya Oikyafront respectively, but lost both the elections.