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43 arrested over attacks on Comilla Durga Puja venues

  • Published at 02:43 pm October 14th, 2021
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members patrolling the streets in Comilla on Thursday, October 14, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

Police have detained the person who posted the first video on Comilla puja venue on social media

The perpetrators of the attacks on Hindu temples and Durga Puja venues will be hunted down, the chief of the police’s Chittagong Range said on Thursday before adding that 43 people have been arrested over the violence in Comilla the previous day.

“Investigators are going through security camera footages to identify those behind the matters and the perpetrators will be brought to justice,” Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Anwar Hossain told the media in Comilla.

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The incident was part of a plan to incite tensions, he said after visiting the Comilla temple, which became the centre of a social media storm on Wednesday for allegedly besmirching the Holy Quran.

Police have detained Fayez Uddin, the person who initially posted the video on social media, and are questioning him for information, which will be cross-checked.

Additional security measures have been taken to avert any untoward incident, he said before adding, “The [law and order] situation in the area is calm.”

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So far, 43 people have been detained, DIG Hossain said. Police are on alert in those areas outside Comilla that also saw violence and cases will be prepared over each incident.

The district administration and local police have opened separate inquiries over to look into the matter.

Comilla’s Deputy Commissioner Kamrul Hasan said the probe body have been asked to submit their findings by three working days.

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