April 13, 2021


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Violence over lockdown in Saltha: 7 arrested

Eight people have been arrested in connection with the attack and setting fire to a government installation in Saltha, Faridpur. Police raided various places in Salthar from morning till night on Tuesday and arrested them.SI Mizanur Rahman of Saltha police station filed a case last night. Three to four thousand more anonymous people were named as accused in the case. Police are trying to arrest those involved in the attack.Saltha police OC said. Ashiquzzaman told the media that the police filed the case on the charge of attacking the police station and obstructing government work.

It is learned that there will be more cases against Salthar’s violent incidents. Those organizations will file cases in the next couple of days due to violence in various government offices.Salthar’s current situation is calm. Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) are patrolling along with police and RAB to maintain law and order.Locals clashed with the local administration in Saltha on Monday evening over the implementation of the week-long lockdown announced by the government. Upazila Assistant Commissioner Marufa Sultana Khan Hiramani was visiting different areas on the first day of the lockdown. He told them to leave after seeing a crowd at Fukra Bazar in Sonapur Union of the upazila in the evening.

At one stage, the locals got excited and informed the police. The clash started when the police went to the spot and tried to evacuate the people. After the rumors of detention spread, the agitated crowd surrounded the Upazila Parishad and the police station. The Assistant Commissioner’s office was set on fire and vandalized. The vehicles of the UNA and the Assistant Commissioner were also set on fire.

One person was killed in the clash between the locals and the local administration.

When RAB was deployed to control the situation, the locals clashed with them. At least 20 people, including police and RAB members, were injured in the incident.

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Hefazat leader Mamunul Haque has been accused of beating a local journalist in Sonargaon, Narayanganj for not publicly apologizing. During this time vandalism took place in his house.

The victim journalist Habibur Rahman is a Sonargaon representative of a private television channel called Channel S.

According to his relatives, Habibur along with other media persons went to a resort in Sonargaon on Saturday after receiving news that Mamunul Haque had been blocked. Hefazat activists attacked Habibur’s house in Bhatirchar village on Monday night. At that time, they asked him to apologize to Mamunul through social media. He was beaten and his house was vandalized for not doing so. Later, the police rescued him and admitted him to the hospital.

Police said steps were being taken to nab those involved in the incident.