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18 Jamaat-Shibir men held for Fatikchhari violence

  • Published at 12:03 pm April 18th, 2013
18 Jamaat-Shibir men held for Fatikchhari violence

 

Police in separate drives arrested 18 Jamaat-Shibir activists in connection with the April 11 Fatikchhari violence from Wednesday morning till early Thursday.

Officer-in-charge (OC) M Kabir Hossain of Bhujpur police station in Fatikchhari upazila said they conducted separate drives in the upazila and arrested 18 activists of Jammat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir.

Earlier, law enforcers arrested 42 Jamaat-Shibir men, including Jamaat leader and Bhujpur union chairman Shafiul Alam Nuri in connection with the violence.

Three people were killed and about 120 others, including cops, injured in the clash involving the activists of Awami League and Jamaat-Shibir-Hefajat and villagers at Kazirhat in Fatikchhari upazila on April 11.

Over 100 motorcycles, four mini trucks, three private cars, a vehicle of Fire Service and a microbus were also torched during the clash.