Brahmanbaria mayhem: 10 Khelafat leaders, 9 more Hefajat men arrested
Ten top leaders of Khelafat Majlish were arrested in the past 24 hours until this morning in connection with the clashes and vandalism carried out by Hefajat-e-Islam men in Brahmanbaria last month.
Md Abu Taher, president of Sarail Upazila Khelafat Majlish confessed to his involvement in Brahmanbaria mayhem, saying it was a part of a conspiracy to oust the government from power, said police.
Other than that, nine more Hefajat activists were arrested.
So far, 55 cases have been filed and 434 people arrested over the violence, said a press release of Brahmanbaria police.
On March 27, at least five people were killed and around 50 others, including 25 policemen were injured in clashes between members of law enforcement agencies and locals during Hefajat's demonstrations at Nandanpur in Sadar upazila.
They were staging protests against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bangladesh visit.