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30 more held over Brahmanbaria mayhem

  • Published at 06:13 pm April 18th, 2021
B'baria mayhem Hefazat
Police present the arrested Hefazat-e-Islam activists and supporters in front of the media on Sunday, April 18, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

With the latest development, the total number of arrestees over the violence now stands at 298

Police have arrested 30 more people from different parts of Brahmanbaria in connection with the clashes and vandalism by Hefazat-e-Islam activists and supporters in the district last month.

With the latest development, the total number of arrestees over the violence now stands at 298, said a media statement issued by the district police on Sunday.

Brahmanbaria special police Officer-in-Charge Imtiaz Ahmed said they detained Hefazat men after analyzing video footage and pictures.

The press release also said a total of 55 cases were filed with different police stations of the district over Hefazat mayhem on March 26, 27 and 28.

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A total of 49 cases were filed with Sadar police station, four with Ashuganj police station and two were filed with Sarail police station.

On March 27, at least five people were killed and around 50 others, including 25 policemen, injured in clashes between members of the law enforcement agencies and locals during Hefazat's demonstrations at Nandanpur in Sadar upazila.

They had staged the protests against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bangladesh visit.

The next day, during Hefazat's countrywide dawn-to-dusk general strike, against police action on their anti-Modi processions in Dhaka, the organisation's activists in Chattogram and other districts set three buildings on fire, including the land office in Brahmanbaria Sadar upazila.

They had also attacked a Chittagong-bound train at Talshohor Rail Station in Brahmanbaria town.

Also, the Hefazat supporters vandalised several private and government establishments, including the municipality building, Alauddin Music Academy, and Foirtala Bus Stand in Sadar upazila.

They had also attacked Brahmanbaria Press Club and confined some journalists to the premises.

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