Hefajat’s mayhem in Brahmanbaria: 24 more held | The Daily Star
05:43 PM, April 16, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:45 PM, April 16, 2021

Hefajat’s mayhem in Brahmanbaria: 24 more held

Twenty-four more people were arrested in the past 24 hours in connection with the clashes and vandalism by Hefajat-e-Islam activists and supporters in Brahmanbaria last month, police said today.

The arrests were made from different parts of the district, according to the special branch of district police.

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So far, 54 cases have been filed and 261 people arrested over the violence, police said.

On March 27, at least five people were killed and around 50 others, including 25 policemen, were injured in clashes between members of the law enforcement agencies and locals during Hefajat's demonstrations at Nandanpur in Sadar upazila.

The next day, during Hefajat's countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal the organisation's activists in Chattogram and other districts set three buildings on fire, including the land office in Brahmanbaria Sadar upazila.

They had also attacked a Chattogram-bound train at Talshohor Rail Station in Brahmanbaria town.

Hefajat supporters also vandalised several private and government establishments, including the municipality building, Alauddin Music Academy, and Foirtala Bus Stand in Sadar upazila.

They had also attacked Brahmanbaria Press Club and confined some journalists to the premises.

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