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Hefazat mayhem: 5 more arrested in Brahmanbaria

  • Published at 02:44 pm April 30th, 2021
Hefazat hartal Brahmanbaria
File photo of Hefazat-e-Islam activists stage demonstrations in Brahmanbaria to enforce their daylong strike on Sunday, March 28, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

So far, 55 cases have been filed and 392 people nabbed over the rampage

Five more people have been arrested in the past 24 hours till Friday in connection with last month's mayhem by Hefazat-e-Islam supporters in Brahmanbaria, police said.

The arrests were made from different parts of Brahmanbaria after identifying the accused from video footage and images taken during the violence, the district police said.

So far, 55 cases have been filed and 392 people nabbed over the rampage, the police said in a release.

On March 27, at least five people were killed and around 50 others, including 25 cops, injured in clashes between members of law enforcement agencies and locals during Hefazat’s demonstrations at Nandanpur in Sadar upazila. They had staged the protests against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh.

The next day, during Hefazat’s countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal protesting police action on their anti-Modi processions in Dhaka, Chittagong and other districts, activists set fire to three buildings, including the land office in Brahmanbaria Sadar upazila.

They had also attacked a Chittagong-bound train at Talshohor Rail Station in Brahmanbaria town.

Besides, the Hefazat supporters also vandalised several private and government establishments, including Zila Parishad building, municipality building, Police Lines, Industrial School, land office, Alauddin Music Academy, and Foirtala Bus Stand in Sadar upazila.

The supporters had also attacked Brahmanbaria Press Club and confined some journalists to the premises.

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