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Another case filed over Comilla carnage

  • Published at 12:11 am October 28th, 2021
RAB Comilla
Rapid Action Battalion troops on patrol by a vandalized Durga Puja mandap to avoid communal violence in Comilla town on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

Police have handed over the case file to CID

Another case has been filed against 250 unnamed people under the Special Powers Act over the attacks on a Durga Puja venue in Nanuardighi area of Comilla.

On behalf of the Puja Organizing Committee, Tarun Kanti Madan Mithun lodged the case with Kotwali Model police station on Tuesday night, Officer-in-Charge (OC) Anwarul Azim confirmed on Wednesday.

Till now, 72 people have been arrested in connection with the 12 cases registered in Comilla. Of them, 36 are BNP activists and 16 are members of Jamaat-Shibir.

Also Read- Comilla attacks: 16 accused to be quizzed at jail gate

Meanwhile, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is continuing to quiz Iqbal Hossain, who placed the Holy Quran at the Puja pavilion in Nanuardighi on October 13.

However, CID sources did not disclose any new information discovered during the remand.

Comilla CID Superintendent of Police (SP) Khan Md Rezwan said that the Kotwali Model police had handed over the docket of the violence case.

The CID is also interrogating Faisal and Hafez Humayun, the two custodians of the Darogabari shrine who were remanded for seven days.

Earlier, police arrested and remanded Foyez Ahmed, the man who streamed a Facebook live from the Puja venue triggering communal tension.

Also Read- Comilla Carnage: CID points finger at political figures

Enraged by the rumour that Hindus had placed the Quran at the Puja venue, hundreds of Muslims of the town ransacked a number of temples and Puja pavilions, and resulting in the injuries to a number of people.

One of the injured, Dilip Das, 62, of Comilla’s Gangchar area, later died while undergoing treatment at a hospital.

Violent protests by Muslims spread across the country within hours and continued till October 25.

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