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However, a source of SMP told Prothom Alo that Shahinur Pasha is accused in more than one lawsuit over the violence Islamist hardliner Hefazat carried out in 2013. Shahinur Pasha has been arrested amid the ongoing countrywide crackdown against the Hefazat leaders since the violence and arson attack at different places of the country in March.

However, it could not be learned in which case Maulana Shahinur Pasha has been arrested. A source confirmed that the DB team left Sylhet for Dhaka immediately after arresting Shahinur Pasha at night.

Shahinur Pasha was elected an MP from a Sylhet constituency after the death of former foreign minister Abdus Samad Azad during the 4-party alliance government.

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