Offenders in Cumilla incident to be brought to book: DIG
Those who were involved in the Cumilla incident will be brought to book, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Chattogram Range, Anwar Hossain, said today.
"Efforts are on to identify those involved in demeaning the Holy Quran after checking the close circuit camera footage, and the offenders will be hunted down," DIG Anwar said while visiting the spot, Nanuar Dighirpar, in the morning.
Meanwhile, additional security measures have been taken to avert any untoward incident, he said, adding, "The [law and order] situation in the area is still calm."
Four platoons of BGB members have been deployed and police and Rab are patrolling the area, he added.
He made the remarks a day after three people were killed and many others were injured as mob and police clashed in Chandpur's Hajiganj upazila while violence erupted in several districts following reports of "demeaning the Holy Quran" in Cumilla.
Meanwhile, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has warned that those involved in the Cumilla incident will be brought to justice and no offender will be spared.
He said a united resistance has to be formed against those who want to destroy the communal harmony in the country before the national election.
Besides, State Minister for Religious Affairs Md Faridul Haque Khan has urged people of the country to exercise restraint and not to take law into their own hands.
"We're closely monitoring the situation in Cumilla. The local administration has been instructed to investigate what really happened [there]." he said.