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Police have arrested another Hefazat-e-Islam leader Mufti Abdur Rahim Qasemi in a case filed over the mayhem unleashed in Brahmanbaria centering the visit of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, reports UNB.

He was arrested from the Vadughar area of the district on Tuesday afternoon. District additional superintendent of police (administration and crime) Raich Uddin said that on a tip-off, a team of district police raided the Vadughar area and arrested him.

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Abdur Rahim Qasemi's involvement in the Hefazat violence was identified through an investigation, he added. Qasemi resigned from Hefazat-e-Islam on 23 April seeking fair trial of those involved in violence.

In a written statement sent to reporters on the same day, Qasemi said that the extreme chaos created by Hefazat-e-Islam across the country over the arrival of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi was inhumane.

The loss of life and property of the country cannot be an Islamic act by any means.

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