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Bhola clash: Police probe team visits crime scene a week after incident

  • Published at 10:09 pm October 27th, 2019
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Police officials visit the crime scene at Borhanuddin upazila in Bhola on Sunday, October 27, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

The five member team, headed by Barisal Range chief Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Shafiqul Islam, was formed by the Police Headquarters in Dhaka several hours after the clashes on October 20

A police investigation team arrived in Bhola’s Borhanuddin upazila and started its work on Sunday, a week after clashes between a group of protesters and police left four people dead and over 100 others injured.

The five member team, headed by Barisal Range chief Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Shafiqul Islam, was formed by the Police Headquarters in Dhaka several hours after the clashes on October 20.

The probe team arrived at Belasar in Borhanuddin upazila on Sunday morning. It will evaluate video footage and talk to witnesses, and local political and religious leaders.

It will also visit the Hindu temple and home that were attacked and damaged after the clashes and record statements of the victims.

The police team is supposed to submit its findings within the next seven workdays.

File photo: Locals carry an injured person after a clash between villagers and police over an unverified Facebook post in Borhanuddin upazila of Bhola on Sunday, October 20, 2019 | Dhaka Tribune

Apart from DIG Shafiqul, Police Bureau of Investigation SP, Mizanur Rahman, Police Headquarters SP Morshed Alam, Special Branch’s Hafiz Shahin, and Bhola’s Additional SP Shafin Mahmud are in the probe team.

Meanwhile, the committee formed by Bhola district administration to investigate the clashes submitted its report to Deputy Commissioner (DC) Mohammad Masud Alam Siddiqui on Saturday.

The three member probe body was led by Mamudur Rahman, the deputy director of the DC Office’s Local Government Department.

Mamudur, however, did not disclose their findings.

Each family of the four deceased were also given Tk5 lakh per family as assistance on Saturday.

Awami League MP Ali Azam Mukul of Bhola 2 constituency gave the money to the families at his Borhanuddin residence on behalf of former commerce minister Tofail Ahmed, the ruling party lawmaker for Bhola 1.

Ali said they would also give assistance to those who got injured in the clashes.

The clashes and subsequent casualties on October 20 occurred when a protest rally in Belasar went out of control.  The rally was organized to protest hateful comments on Islam, Allah, and the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) spread from a hacked Facebook account of a Hindu youth.

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