Brahmanbaria Mayhem: 7 more Hefazat activists arrested
Published: 03:17 PM, 24 April 2021
The Hefazat activists, who were arrested
Police have arrested seven more people in the past 24 hours in connection with last month's mayhem by Hefazat-e-Islam supporters in Brahmanbaria.
Police said on Saturday that they have been arrested from different areas of the district in separate drives conducted from Friday morning to Saturday morning.
So far, 56 cases have been lodged and 353 people arrested over the rampage.
On March 27, at least five people were killed and around 50 others, including 25 cops, injured in clashes between members of law enforcement agencies and locals during Hefazat’s demonstrations at Nandanpur in Sadar Upazila.
The next day, Hefazat activists set fire to three buildings, including the land office in Brahmanbaria Sadar Upazila. They had also attacked a Chattogram-bound train at Talshohor Rail Station in Brahmanbaria town.
Besides, the Hefazat supporters also vandalised several private and government establishments, including Zila Parishad building, municipality building, Police Lines, Industrial School, land office, Alauddin Music Academy, and Foirtala Bus Stand in Sadar upazila.
The supporters had also attacked Brahmanbaria Press Club and confined some journalists to the premises.