Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi, former rector of Al-Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Moinul Islam, popularly known as Hathazari Madrasa and chief of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh
Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi, former rector of Al-Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Moinul Islam, popularly known as Hathazari Madrasa and chief of Hefazat-e-Islam BangladeshFile photo

Members of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) visited the Hathazari Madrasah in Chattogram on Tuesday morning as part of their probe into the alleged killing of Hefazat-e-Islam founder Shah Ahmad Shafi, reports UNB.

The PBI team, led by its divisional superintendent Md Iqbal Hossain, spoke to a number of people including Hefazat’s incumbent chief Junaid Babunagri.

Iqbal later told newspersons that they visited the spot in compliance with a court order as part of their investigation.

“We’ve spoken to some people but we can’t say much for the sake of our investigation,” he said. “We’re working to submit the investigation report within the time stipulated by the court.”

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Babunagari said they cooperated with the investigators and declined to comment further. “We’ve given our statement in the press conference,” he said.

Shafi’s brother-in-law Mohammad Mohiuddin filed the murder case with Chattogram judicial magistrate court on 17 December against 36 including Hefazat’s incumbent joint secretary general Mamunul Haque.

The court ordered PBI to file an investigation report within a month.

Shafi passed away on Sept 18 last year at a hospital in Dhaka.