Residents on Saturday afternoon confined Hifazat-e Islam leader Mamunul Haque to a room at Royal Resort in Narayanganj’s Sonargaon where he was spending time with a woman who he claims is his second wife.
They confined him there until 7:30pm, said Royal Resort’s Manager Lal Mia.
Sonargaon UNO and police officials came to the resort on hearing about the incident, he said, bdnews24.com reports.
Zayedul Alam, the district’s superintendent of police, said they did not detain or arrest Mamunul, but were finding out what had happened.
Videos circulated on social media showed Mamunul altercating with locals. He is heard saying that the woman is his second wife.
Stick-wielding supporters of Hifazat launched an attack on the resort, vandalised it and threw brickbats in a bid to free him, witnesses said.