All of those jailed are local leaders, activists of BNP, Jamaat and Hefazat
Eight people have been jailed for inciting anarchy, instability and intimidation among general people over the arrest of Hefazat-e-Islam Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque in Sylhet.
They were arrested from the district’s Zakiganj upazila on Monday night following a case filed with Zakiganj police station, according to the station’s Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abul Qasim on Tuesday.
Those who have been jailed are Sahab Uddin, 30, Zakaria, 32, Manzur Ahmed, 48, Shah Mortuza Ali Raju, 40, Zillur Rahman, 50, Humayun Azad, 45, Nurul Haque Khan, 47 and Kamil Ahmed, 22.
All of them are local leaders and activists of the BNP, Jamaat and Hefazat.
Abul Qasim said: “A case was lodged over the incident against 17 named and several unnamed accused on Monday night. They were produced in court on Tuesday. Later they were sent to jail as per court order.”
“We are trying to identify and arrest the others involved,” the OC added.
According to police and locals, leaders and activists of Hefazat, BNP and Jamaat brought out a procession protesting Mamunul’s arrest in Shahgali area of Zakiganj at around 10pm on Monday. They tried to intimidate people and create an environment of fear in the area, the locals added.