Three leaders of Hefazat–e-Islam, including Mamunul Haque, the joint secretary general of its recently dissolved committee, were shown arrested in five cases filed for the mayhem in Hathazari of Chattogram.
Chattogram Senior Judicial Magistrate Mohammad Shahidullah Kaiser's virtual court on Wednesday granted the petition filed by Hathazari police to show them arrested in the cases.
The two other leaders are joint secretary general Junaid Al Habib and organising secretary Azizul Haque Islamabadi.
District Police Inspector (Prosecution) Humayun Kabir said, "Hathazari police filed a petition with the court, seeking its order to show three Hefazat leaders arrested in five cases over violence in Hathazari."
After the virtual hearing, the court ordered the police to show them arrested in the cases, he added.
The district police as well as the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) and Criminal Investigation Department (CID) are investigating the cases.
Four people were killed in police firing at Hathazari as the protest by Hefazat men against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit on 26 March turned violent.
Later, Hefazat leaders and activists on March 27-28 carried out mayhem in different parts of the country, particularly in Brahmanbaria, and Patiya upazila of Chattogram.
Initially, police filed seven cases with the Hathazari police station in Chattogram. Later on 22 April, three more cases were filed, accusing Hefazat ameer Junaid Babunagari for the violence.
On 11 April, police arrested Azizul Haque Islamabadi, the organisation's organizing secretary, on his way to the port city after a meeting of Hefazat leaders at Hathazari Madrasa.
On 17 April, the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) intelligence unit arrested joint secretary general Junaid Al Habib. The next day, on 18 April, police arrested Mamunul Haque, after he was caught with a woman at a resort in Sonargaon of Narayanganj. Mamunul at the time, claimed she was his wife.