Detective Branch (DB) police have found evidence of transaction over Tk6 crore through the bank accounts of former Hefazat-e Islam Central Joint Secretary Mamunul Haque.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police Joint Commissioner (DB) Mahbub Alam revealed the information to the media on Sunday afternoon.
Most of the funds came from expatriates and DB found inconsistency in the use of that money, he said.
“Money laundering and embezzlement case would be filed against him if there is any concrete evidence found during the investigation,” Mahbub Alam added.
Earlier on 18 April, Mamunul Haque was arrested from Jamia Rahmania Madrasa in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur area.
Mamunul is well-known among Islamic hardliners for his hate speech and violent sermons in religious congregations and on social media.
In November 2020, Mamunul demanded that the government remove the upcoming statue of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, claiming that statues were haram (forbidden) in Islam. He later explained that he did not want to offend Bangabandhu.
In March this year, the Hefazat bigwig and his party colleagues led a series of protests against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Dhaka visit, which sparked violence in parts of Bangladesh.
There are 17 cases in Dhaka against Mamunul. Of the cases, 15 were filed by police after the siege of Hefazat in Dhaka’s Motijheel Shapla Chattar in 2013.