BRAHMANBARIA: Police have arrested 7 more people in connection with the clashes and vandalism by Hefazat-e-Islam men in Brahmanbaria district in March.
They were nabbed from different parts of the district till Saturday after scrutinising the video footage and still photographs.So far, 353 men have been arrested till to date (April 24). A total of 55 cases have been filed over the incident. Of those, 49 have been filed with Sadar Police Station, four with Ashuganj while the rest two with Sorail Police station.
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.
They had also attacked a Chattogram-bound train at Talshohor Rail Station in Brahmanbaria town.
Also, the Hefazat supporters vandalised several private and government establishments, including the municipality building, Alauddin Music Academy and Foirtala Bus Stand in Sadar upazila.The supporters had also attacked Brahmanbaria Press Club and confined some journalists to the premises.