Monirul is an accused in 14 cases linked to the violence carried out by Hefazat-e-Islam in Brahmanbaria in March last year. He has already secured bail in 13 of these cases.

Md Hossain Mia, who was in-charge of Monirul’s election campaign, said that Monirul has been kept in jail on false charges. “In his absence, his relatives and well-wishers have continued the campaign for him,” he said.