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Hifazat leader Mufti Rizwan arrested over Dhaka violence

| Updated: September 19, 2021 13:01:29


Hifazat leader Mufti Rizwan arrested over Dhaka violence

Dhaka Metropolitan Police detectives have arrested Hifazat-e Islam leader Mufti Rizwan Rafiqi over his alleged ties to the violent clashes that roiled Dhaka in March.

Rizwan was apprehended in Dhaka’s Mugda area on Friday night, law enforcers said at a media briefing, reports bdnews24.com.

“A few cases have been filed over the unrest caused by Hifazat in the Motijheel, Paltan and Baitul Mukarram areas,” DMP Detective Branch Additional Commissioner Hafiz Akhtar on Saturday. “Several members of the Hifazat leadership have been arrested in connection with these cases.”

Rizwan faces charges of spreading anti-government propaganda, circulating falsities and planning inciteful activities.

Law enforcers will bring Rizwan to court to request a remand for interrogation, he said.

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