A team of the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) visited Al-Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Muinul Islam, popularly known as Hathazari Madrasa, on Tuesday as part of its investigation into the allegation that Hefajat-e-Islam Bangladesh Ameer Allama Shah Ahmed Shafi was killed in a planned way.
The PBI team, led by two superintendents of police, went to the madrasa in the morning and recorded the depositions of 15 people, including incumbent Hefajat chief Junaid Babunagari.
On December 17, a case was filed against 36 people, including Mamunul Haque, acting secretary general of Bangladesh Khelafat Majlish and joint secretary general of Hefajat, with a Chattogram court on charge of killing Ahmed Shafi in a planned way.
Accepting the charge, the court ordered the PBI to probe it.
Earlier, leaders of a faction of Hefajat claimed that Allah Ahmed Shafi was killed in a planned way and demanded judicial investigation into it.
The leaders also claimed that Allama Ahmed Shafi was left without food and medicine which led to his death.
The Hefajat chief passed away at a Dhaka hospital on September 18 due to aging-related complications at the age of 103.