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Comilla Carnage: CID points finger at political figures

  • Published at 09:57 pm October 26th, 2021
Iqbal Hossain, Comilla communal violence
Screengrab from security camera footage shows a man, whom the police identified as Iqbal Hossain, walking away with a club from the Nanuardighi Durga Puja venue in Comilla on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

Another case has been over the incident

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has alleged that some political figures were involved in the communal attacks in Comilla, triggered by the alleged desecration of the Holy Quran at a Durga Puja venue.

Rezaul Hossain Iqram, who called the police shortly after the incident, has already admitted his political involvement.

After analyzing his Facebook profile, the CID has found that Iqram had posted at various times using pictures of central leaders including Comilla City Corporation Mayor Monirul Haque Sakku, late former minister Colonel Akbar Hossain and Jubo Dal leader Yusuf Mollah Tipu.

Meanwhile, the political identities of Faisal and Hafez Humayun, the two custodians of the Darogabari shrine, have not been matched yet. A local court on Saturday put them on a seven-day remand.

Also Read - Home Minister: Names of puja violence instigators to be disclosed soon

Another case was filed on Tuesday by Puja Rani with Kotwali police station as her husband Dilip Das, 62, died from injuries he had suffered when troublemakers attacked a temple in the district on October 13, reports UNB.

Meanwhile, police continued to quiz Iqbal Hossain, who placed the Holy Quran at the Puja mandap in Nanuardighi area of the town.

BNP central executive committee member Syed Jahangir Alam told reporters at a press conference on Tuesday none of the 36 arrested was from his party. 

“The BNP leaders and workers were not involved in the incident,” he claimed.

However, according to police, 72 people have been arrested in connection with the 10 cases registered in Comilla. Of them, 36 are BNP activists and 16 are Jamaat-Shibir.

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