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One held in Sundarganj cop-murder case

Update : 22 Nov 2015, 07:48 PM

Police arrested a man yesterday in the district, an accused of Bamondanga police murder case, filed in 2013.

The arrested was Md Samiul Islam,28, son of Tofazzal Hossain of Chaintala village under Sundarganj upazila.

Sub-Inspector Raza Mian of Sundarganj police station, said Samiul was a charge sheeted accused of police murder case in 2013 in the upazila.

According to sources, Jamaat-Shibir activists swooped on a police team after circulating a rumour through loudspeakers of mosques that their village fell prey to robbers leading to a deadly clash that left 50 people injured including 22 policemen on July 28,2013.

The clash erupted as a police team went to Khanabari and Kadamtala areas under Sundarganj upazila to arrest Jamaat-shibir men accused in cases filed for killing policemen in Gaibandha.

The Jamaat-Shibir men torched a pick-up van of police and vandalised nearly 12 houses during the nearly eight-hour clash. They encircled the police team which went first to make the arrest.

Police said a team of Sundarganj police went to Khanabari and Kadamtala areas under Sarbananda union of the upazila around 1am to arrest local Jamaat leader Azadul Islam in connection with a case filed for killing policemen on February 28, 2013.

On the day, after the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) delivered death sentence against Jamaat leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee for crimes against humanity during the country’s liberation war in 1971, Jamaat-Shibir men unleashed a reign of terror in Sunderganj.

They attacked a police camp at Bamondanga and lynched four constables to death. Four more people were also killed in the violence.

Later, police filed a case accusing 100 persons. 

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