Around 12 people were arrested yesterday in connection with the unprecedented attack on Saltha Police Station and the upazila parishad in Faridpur on Tuesday's night.
Md Mizanur Rahman, sub-inspector of Saltha Police Station, filed a case with the station against 88 identified persons and another 3,000-4,000 unidentified persons in the case. Mizan was injured in a mob attack in Fukra Bazar area around 6:30 pm on Monday.
The arresetee are Abul Kalam Sheikh, 35, and his brother Md Ripon Sheikh, 32, Md Elias Mollah, 27, Md Sohidul Islam, 32, Md Rubel Hossain Fakir, 24, Md Yunus Matubbrar, 60, Md Sojib Kazi, 19, Amir Mollah, 30, and Rabbi Matubbar, 19, and three 18-year olds.
Meanwhile, rumours of Akram Ali, principal of Bahirdia Madrasa, being picked up and two people being killed by police around 7:30 pm on Monday agitated people, who ransacked some government offices, the Muktijoddha complex and set fire to two government vehicles and two motorbikes.
Police used rubber bullets, tear gas and sound grenades to bring the situation under control around 12:00am. The violence left one dead and at least 10 people, including seven cops, injured. The dead, Jobayar Ali, 22, was from Ramkantapur village in Saltha.
Confirming the incident, Md Ashiquzzaman, officer in-charge of Saltha Police Station, said, "The case was filed by the police on charges of assault and obstruction of government work and property. We have already arrested 12 people in connection with the incident. The arrestees were produced before a court, which sent them to jail.
The overall situation in Saltha is calm for the time being and members of the BGB, Rab and police have been patrolling areas to maintain law and order.