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Instigators to be exposed soon: Minister

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 27 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said on Tuesday that the names of those who fuelled the communal violence during Durga Puja in different parts of the country will be made public soon.

Vested interests carried out the violence in an effort to destroy the country’s communal harmony, he said while addressing the ‘BSRF Dialogue’ organised by Bangladesh Secretariat Reporters Forum at the secretariat on Tuesday.

“Those who have been arrested in the Rangpur and Noakhali vandalism cases have disclosed their (instigators) names in their confessional statements given under section 164 of the penal code,” he said.   Regarding the Noakhali incident, the minister said, “You will also hear the names of those who are very familiar to you.”

However, Asaduzzman did not name anyone. He said the culprit is the culprit. They have no discount.

“So far, 10 cases have been filed over the vandalism triggered following the desecration of the Holy Quran in Comilla, and 18 people have been arrested for being directly involved in the criminal acts.”

“Confessional statements of the arrestees are being recorded, and we’ll disclose the names after being hundred percent sure,” the minister added.

The involvement of BNP and Jamaat will also be confirmed after being sure following scrutiny, he said, adding: “We’ve taken up this incident as a challenge.”

“We sent the police and all other law enforcement agencies to the spots to unearth the facts,” said the minister.

They spotted the man from the CCTV footage who kept the Quran and arrested the fugitive accused who has revealed his name, and they are currently being interrogated, Asaduzzaman said.

The minister said vested interests carried it out with a well-thought-out plan to destroy the country’s communal harmony.

“And their names will be revealed in no time,” he added.