Those were looted during a clash between Hefazat men and the police there on March 26
Police recovered snatched arms and ammunition in an abandoned state from Mirearhat hilly area under Hathazari upazila of the district today.
According to police sources, a pistol with ammunition was snatched from a Hathazari policeman during a clash between the police and the activists of Hefazat-e-Islam on March 26, reports BSS.
A case was filed with Hathazari police station in this connection.
The Islamist hardliner group went on a rampage for three days starting Marc 26 centering Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Dhaka visit marking the Independence Day of Bangladesh.
They clashed with the police and destroyed a number of government properties mainly in Chittagong’s Hathazari upazila, Brahmanbaria, Dhaka’s Paltan area and Narayanganj.
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Several members of the radical group died after police opened fire in retaliation. A number of policemen were also injured during the series of violence, which caused the law enforcers to immediately initiate a crackdown on the Hefazat top brass.