B’baria Mayhem

Ten more arrested

27 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Police in a drive arrested ten people including a local leader of Hefazat e-Islam from different parts of the district in the past 24 hours till Monday morning.

The arrests were made in connection with the last month’s mayhem carried out Hefazat-e-Islam supporters in the district, reports UNB.

The arrests were made after identifying the accused from video footage and images taken during the violence, according to the special branch of district police.

Mufti Zakaria Khan, 43, assistant publicity secretary of district unit Hefazat-e-Islam and also the teacher of Brahmanbaria Jamia Yunisia Madrasha was among the arrestee, said police.

During interrogation, Zakaria said he took part in the violence and arson attack directly following the directives of top Hefazat men of the madrasha.

So far, 55 cases have been filed and 369 people arrested in connection the rampage, the police said.