Sunamganj attack: Key accused put on five-day remand

Sun Online Desk

23rd March, 2021 03:07:08 printer

Sunamganj attack: Key accused put on five-day remand

A Sunamganj court on Tuesday placed Shahidul Islam Swadhin, the prime accused in a case filed over the attack on the houses of Hindus in Shalla upazila of Sunamganj district on March 17, on a five-day remand.

Senior Judicial Magistrate Shyam Kanti Sinha granted the remand on Tuesday.

The court also put 29 others on a two-day remand each.

Sunamganj Court Police Inspector Selim Newaz confirmed the information.

Earlier in the morning, two more people were arrested in connection with the attack, said Nazmul Huq, officer-in-charge of Shalla Police Station.

They were arrested in separate drives at different villages of Derai and Shalla in the early hours of Tuesday.

With this, a total of 35 people have been arrested so far in two cases filed over the attack.

Earlier on Wednesday, supporters of the Hefajat-e-Islam attacked around 70 Hindu households in Noagaon village in Shalla Upazila.

Two cases were filed with Shalla Police Station over the incident. One of those was filed by police accusing 1,500 “unidentified” people. Habibpur Union Parishad Chairman Bibekananda Majumder also filed another case naming 80 people.