As Hefajat-e-Islam leader Mamunul Haque was detained with a lady at a resort in Sonargaon and the news about his extramarital relations went viral on social media, his sister tried to cover up the incident.
In a leaked conversation over the phone, she urged Mamunul’s wife to maintain that the lady he was detained with was his second wife and that they had got married two years ago with her permission.
In disbelief, his wife said, “Are all these true?” In reply, his sister said, “No. All these are staged by his opponents.”
In a desperate bid to save the reputation of his brother as an advocate for Islamic practices that comes in contrast to extra-marital relations, she tried to woo his wife, saying, “Don’t worry! Everything will be okay. If anybody inquires, don’t panic! Just repeat what I am telling.”
The conversations surfaced after Hefajat-e-Islam’s Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque had been detained, from a resort in Naraynganj Sonargaon Upazila, with a woman whom he claims to be his second wife.
Despite leaving no stone unturned to make up stories about their marriage, Mamunul, the most outspoken leader of Hefajat, couldn’t come up with any satisfactory answer to the questions posed by the journalists that could verify his claim.
The lie he had been trying to establishing lost its ground when he, in another leaked conversation, said to his wife, “I will explain everything in person. For now, I am just informing you that the lady you saw was Shahidul Bhai’s wife. But, I had to come up with a different version on the spot as they got me on the wrong foot.”
In a panic-stricken voice, his wife said, “Come home. Then we will talk.” In reply, he said, “Definitely, we will talk! But, we have to come up with explanations in a different way as the ball is not in our court.”
In the meantime, another leaked conversation came to the limelight where the Hefajat leader was talking to the lady he had been detained with, asking if she could safely make it out of the resort.
The Hefazat leader has recently been making the headlines for his controversial remarks regarding sculptures. He is also accused of threatening the government in the past.
In November last year, he demanded an immediate halt to the installation of a sculpture of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the capital’s Dholaipar. Hefazat-e-Islam is once again in the spotlight following its involvement in the deadly violence during demonstrations protesting the Indian prime minister’s recent visit to Bangladesh and the mayhem its supporters resorted to across the country during a countrywide shutdown.