A team of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the police have arrested Hefazat-e-Islam leader Maulana Junaid Qasemi in connection with a case of Hefazat violence in Brahmanbaria.
He was arrested from Brahmanbaria at around 2 pm on Saturday, confirmed additional superintendent of police Jisanul Haque Jisan said.
There were multiple cases against Hefazat leader Maulana Junaid Qasemi for his involvement in destructive activities and violence, and the CID had already been assigned with investigating these, he added.
CID was asked to investigate 23 cases filed against the leaders and activists of Hefazat-e-Islam, across the country. The department was given the responsibility on April 19.