2 more people testifies against Mamunul Haque in a rape case filed last year

News Desk || shiningbd

Published: 7/17/2022 3:51:22 PM

Two more people have testified against Mamunul Haque, the former joint secretary general of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh, in a rape case filed last year.

The testimonies were taken at Narayanganj court's Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Nazmul Haque Shyamal's court on Sunday.

Earlier, Mamunul Haque was brought to Narayanganj court from Gazipur’s Kashimpur jail at around 9:30am, reports.

After taking the testimony, he was sent to prison under strict security at 2pm.

Public Prosecutor (PP) Rakib Uddin Ahmed said: "The testimony of two more people has been accepted in the rape case against Mamunul Haque. The witnesses are Sohag Roni, former vice-president of the District Chhatra League, and Ratan Mia. A total of 11 people's testimony has been accepted in this case.”

Mamunul’s lawyer Omar Faruk Nayan said: "Even though the testimony of four people was supposed to be taken, witnesses number 11, 12 and 13 of the chargesheet were present. The court accepted the testimony of Sohag Roni and Ratan Mia. The testimony of the other witness Parvez was not accepted.”

On April 3, 2021, Mamunul Haque was held by Awami League activists for staying with an unknown woman at Sonargaon Royal Resort in Narayanganj.

Later, activists and supporters of Hefazat-e-Islam came and vandalized the resort and took him away. 

On April 30, the woman filed a rape case against Mamunul Haque at Sonargaon police station. 

However, Mamunul Haque later claimed that the woman is his second wife.

Dhaka Tribune

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