B’baria Mayhem

10 more Hefazat men held

Our Correspondent

24 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

BRAHMANBARIA: Ten more people have been arrested from Thursday morning to Friday morning in connection with last month’s mayhem by Hefazat-e-Islam supporters in the district, police said on Friday.

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.

So far, 55 cases have been filed and 414 people arrested over the rampage, 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.

The next day, during Hefazat’s countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal protesting police action on their anti-Modi processions in Dhaka, Chattogram and other districts, activists set fire to three buildings, including the land office in Brahmanbaria Sadar upazila.

The supporters had also attacked Brahmanbaria Press Club and confined some journalists to the premises.