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Nasirnagar violence case: No visible progress yet

  • Published at 09:09 pm November 7th, 2016
Nasirnagar violence case: No visible progress yet
  Police have so far arrested some people in connection with the incidents but masterminds are still out of the reach of the hands of law. Eight of the suspected attackers were taken on a three-day remand on Monday. A total of 74 people have been arrested in connection with the October 30 attacks on the Hindu community in the upazila.
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SI Sadhan Kanti Chowdhury, also the investigation Officer (IO) of the case, said: “Police produced eleven detainees before the court with a five-day remand plea but the court granted a three-day remand." Nasirnagar OC Abu Zafar said: “We hope that during the remand the detainees will provide us information about the outsiders who took part in the attacks and with the help of those information, we will be able to arrest other culprits.” Asked about the attackers seen in some videos leading the attack, he said: “We are working on it and none of them are from Haripur or Chatalpar unions, from where most of the attackers were allegedly from.
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He said that they were yet to receive information about the mastermind or those who fuel the attacks. OC Abu Zafar said among the arrested 21 were arrested on Sunday night from the adjacent unions of Nasirnagar Sadar unions. Abu Zafar said: “We are arresting those people who were seen at the videos. As soon as we get information about anybody who had been seen at the videos, we conduct a drive to arrest him.” [caption id="attachment_27170" align="aligncenter" width="800"]This Krishna Temple in Brahmanbaria's Nasirnagar was vanalised during an attack on Hindu minority in the area on Sunday, October 30, 2016  Dhaka Tribune This Krishna Temple in Brahmanbaria's Nasirnagar was vanalised during an attack on Hindu minority in the area on Sunday, October 30, 2016 Dhaka Tribune[/caption] Meanwhile, the case filed over posting fake pictures that instigated people to communal clash, was handed over to district DB police on November 3. Since then detained Rasraj was under their custody. Brahmanbaria DB OC Mofiz Uddin Bhuiyan told the Dhaka Tribune that they would take Rasraj under fresh remand if the court allows. The first round of five day remand ended on Monday.
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The DB police official declined to make any comment over the progress of investigation. The OC said: “At this stage of investigation, no information about our findings can be provided for the sake of investigation.” On October 30, a mob vandalised some 17 temples and ransacked 58 houses belonging to the minority Hindus of the area over an alleged defamatory Facebook post by a Hindu youth Rasraj. More than 100 people were injured in the attack which the victims blamed on local influential people. The ruling Awami League suspended three of its Nasirnagar unit leaders for their alleged involvement.
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