Ex-leader of Hefajat Mamunul among 43 sued for misappropriating Tk 20 crore
Forty-three people, including Hefajat-e-Islam's former Secretary General Mamunul Haque, have been sued on charge of misappropriating Tk 20 crore from a madrasa in the capital.
Maulana Abdur Razzak Kasemi, director of Al Madrasatu Mueenul Islam, a Qawmi madarsa, filed the case with the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Morshed Al Mamun Bhuiyan yesterday, court sources said today.
In addition to Mamunul, twenty-four speakers on Islam were also accused in the case. They are Maulana Ataullah, Maulana Mahfuzul Haque, Mufti Selim Ullah, Maulana Shahriar Mahmud, Mufti Mamunur Rashid, Maulana Hanzala, Maulana Fakhrul Islam, Maulana Mahmudul Hasan, Maulana Bin Yamin, Maulana Golam Muktadir, Maulana Muinuddin, Maulana Nuru Alam, Maulana Ali, Maulana Yousuf, Maulana Foysal, Maulana Tarek, Maulana Talha, Maulana Abdur Razzak, Maulana Abdul Aziz, Maulana Mohammad Ali, Mufti Jasim Uddin, Maulana Jakir Hossain, Maulana Anowar Hossain and Maulana Anisur Rahman.
After the hearing, the magistrate took the case into cognisance and recorded the complainant's statement yesterday.
The court also directed the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to investigate the case and submit a report to it by July 17.
According to the case documents, the accused embezzled properties worth Tk 20 crore by showing various kinds of expenses, including construction of building, for the madrasa.
The accused also stormed into the Al Madrasatu Mueenul Islam and looted cash currencies and valuable documents on October 9 last year, said the statement.
On October 13, the same year, the accused attacked the teachers of the madrasa and some guardians with iron rod, sticks and sharp weapons and snatched away their money and mobile phones, while they were holding a meeting on the madrasa premise, the complainant added in the case statement.