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Hefazat violence in B’baria

60 held, two more cases filed

Published : 13 Apr 2021 09:44 PM | Updated : 13 Apr 2021 11:30 PM

UNB, Brahmanbaria

Police have arrested 60 people in last 24 hours until Tuesday and two more cases were filed over the recent clashes and vandalism by the supporters of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh in Brahmanbaria.

The cases were filed on behalf of United College and Obaidul Muktadir Chowdhury Mohila College with Sadar Police Station on Monday.

So far 51 cases have been filed and 168 people arrested over the violence.

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

They staged the demonstrations against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit.

On the next day, during Hefazat’s countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal protesting police action on their anti-Modi processions in Dhaka, Chattogram and other districts, Hefazat-e-Islam activists set fire to three buildings including the land office in Brahmanbaria Sadar upazila.

They attacked a Chattogram-bound train at Talshohor Rail Station in Brahmanbaria town.

 Besides, the hartal supporters also carried out vandalism in some private and government  establishments including Zila Parishad building, municipality building, Police Lines, Industrial School, Land office, Alauddin Music Academy,  Foirtala Bus Stand in Sadar upazila.

They also set fire to Alauddin Music Academy building, land office in Sadar upazila and Industrial School building during the mayhem. 

The hartal supporters also attacked Brahmanbaria Press Club and confined some journalists to the club building.