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Home minister: Several suspects identified, held over Comilla incident

  • Published at 04:02 pm October 14th, 2021
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal
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The perpetrators will not be spared, says the minister after a meeting with top law-enforcers

Several people involved in the Comilla incident have been identified and some suspected instigators detained, said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Thursday.

“We’ll hunt down those involved in the incident. We’ve identified some of them and they’ll be held without any day,” he said.

The home minister made the remarks while talking to reporters after a meeting with senior officials of the police, BGB and RAB.

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“We’re investigating the incident. We’ll let you know after the investigation. So far, it appears to us that it’s a motivated act planned by a vested group,” he said.

Some of the suspects have been detained in Comilla and they are being interrogated, he added.

Amid the escalating tension over the Comilla incident, members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been deployed in 22 districts, including Chittagong, Comilla, Narsingdi and Munshiganj districts to assist the civil administration.

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The BGB troops have been deployed following request by local administrations under the instruction of the Home Ministry to ensure security during the ongoing Durga Puja celebrations across the country, said BGB Director (operation) Lt Col Foyzur Rahman.

Earlier, eight platoons of BGB were deployed in different parts of Chittagong district to maintain law and order in the wake of tension triggered by desecration of holy Quran in Comilla.

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The BGB troops were deployed around 9pm on Wednesday and they will remain out there till October 16, said Chittagong Deputy Commissioner Mominur Rahman.

The incident occurred on Wednesday when the Hindu devotees are celebrating Durga Puja, the largest religious festival of the Hindu community in Bangladesh.

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