June 18, 2021


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Custody Violence: 4 more arrests

Police have arrested four more Hefazat-e-Islam activists and supporters in connection with the violence in Brahmanbaria. They were arrested in the last 48 hours.

This information has been given in a press release of the district police on Saturday (May 29) morning. The district police claimed that the arrested were activists and supporters of Hefazat-e-Islam. The accused are being identified and arrested after reviewing still footage and video footage of the violent incidents. Attempts are being made to arrest the rest.

A total of 58 cases were registered in Brahmanbaria Sadar Model Police Station, 49 in Ashuganj Police Station, four in Sarail Police Station and one in Railway Police Station. In all these cases, 414 plaintiffs and 30-35,000 anonymous persons have been accused. A total of 510 people, including six new ones, have been arrested so far in these cases.

Hefazat-e-Islam held a three-day program from March 26 to 27 in protest of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh. During the program, the organization carried out violence in Brahmanbaria, Ashuganj and Sarail. Hundreds of government and non-government organizations and houses were damaged in the attack and arson.