Qasemi resigned from Hefazat-e-Islam on April 23 in protest of violence and vandalism by Hefazat activists
Police have arrested former Hefazat-e-Islam Brahmanbaria district committee Joint General Secretary Mufti Abdur Rahim Qasemi in connection with a case over violence in the district.
He was arrested from the Vadughar area of Brahmanbaria on Tuesday afternoon.
District additional superintendent of police (administration and crime) Raich Uddin said a team of district police raided the Vadughar area and arrested Qasemi after receiving a tip-off.
Abdur Rahim Qasemi’s involvement in the Hefazat violence was determined through an investigation, he added.
Qasemi resigned from Hefazat-e-Islam on April 23 in protest of violence and vandalism by Hefazat activists. The former leader sought fair trials for all who were involved.
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In a written statement sent to reporters the same day, Qasemi said the extreme chaos created by Hefazat-e-Islam across the country over the arrival of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was inhumane, and the loss of life and property in the country cannot be the result of Islamic acts by any means.
Qasemi, also a former teacher of Jamia Yunusiya Madrasa, demanded the government identify and bring to justice those who were involved in the mayhem.