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Home boss praises police for controlling Nasirnagar attacks

  • Published at 09:43 pm November 3rd, 2016
Home boss praises police for controlling Nasirnagar attacks
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has said that the law enforcement agencies controlled the whole situation after sudden attacks at Nasirnagar in Brahmanbaria. "Police did not fail to tackle the overall situation and our Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has already sent a team to the spot for taking necessary measures," he told newsmen at his ministry office Thursday afternoon. Earlier, over 100 people were injured when a mob of around 3,000 local Muslims armed with weapons demolished at least 10 temples and vandalised hundreds of houses of the Hindu community at Nasirnagar upazila in Brahmanbaria on October 30, reportedly in response to a Facebook post that satirised the Masjid al-Haram, a holy site for Muslims. The alleged defamatory post appeared on the Facebook timeline of local Hindu youth, Rasraj Das. The incident occurred even though Rasraj had already apologised to Muslims the day before, saying that his account had been hacked. The home minister said that a team, under the direction of the prime minister, has investigated the spot, found out the problem and made a list of those who have been affected. "Necessary measures have been taken to find out why and how this untoward incident occurred," the minister said. Meanwhile, one more was arrested over attack on temples at Nasirnagar. The arrestee is Mohiuddin Ahmed Belal, local police said. The 30-year-old was spotted in a video footage of the attack, they said. The latest arrest takes the number of those arrested in connection with the attacks to 10.