30 more held over clashes in Brahmanbaria

Our Correspondent

16 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

BRAHMANBARIA: Thirty more people have been arrested in connection with the clashes and vandalism by supporters of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh in the district town on March 27 and 28, police said on Thursday.

The arrests were made from different parts of the district after identifying the accused from video footage and images taken during the violence, the district police said in a release.

So far, 54 cases have been filed and 237 people arrested over the violence, the police said.

On March 27, at least five people were killed and around 50 others, including 25 cops, injured in clashes between members of law enforcement agencies and locals during Hefazat’s demonstrations at Nandanpur in Sadar upazila. They had staged the protests against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh.