A group of leaders and activists of Hefajat-e-Islam blocked Dhaka-Chattogram highway, staged demonstrations, vandalised some vehicles, and ransacked a resort yesterday evening after getting a top leader of the organisation "rescued from confinement".
All these happened in Narayanganj's Sonargaon upazila where Hefajat Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque was allegedly kept confined to the resort by ruling Awami League men.
The AL men said Mamunul went to a room of the resort with a woman with whom he was having an affair, said witnesses.
On information, police went to the resort. But by the time they arrived, a large number of Hefajat men gathered there, broke the main gate and stormed into the resort. They took Mamunul with them, according to witnesses and locals.
At that time, the Hefajat men vandalised the resort and vehicles parked there.
Later, they blocked the highway at Mograpara.
Around 8:45pm, police fired shots in the air and drove away the Hefajat men.
Md Zayedul Alam, superintendent of police in Narayanganj, said police did not arrest Mamunul. Police went to the spot to calm the situation and to provide security to the Hefajat leader.
Legal actions would be taken against those involved in vandalism, the SP said.
Speaking to journalists, Mamunul claimed that the woman was his second wife. But some unruly people had harassed him. He would take legal action against them.
Meanwhile, some voice clips allegedly between Mamunul and his wife and a few other girls, and some photos of intimate moments reportedly of Mamunul and other girls went viral on social media.
The Daily Star could not independently verify the authenticity of those photos and clips.