7 more Hefazat supporters held over B’baria mayhem

Brahmanbaria, Apr 17: Seven more people have been arrested in the past 24 hours in connection with the clashes and vandalism by Hefazat-e-Islam supporters in Brahmanbaria last month, police said Saturday. The arrests were made from different parts of the district, according to the special branch of the district police. So far, 268 people have been arrested over the violence, the police said.
On March 27, at least five people were killed and around 50 others, including 25 cops, injured in clashes between members of law enforcement agencies and locals during Hefazat’s demonstrations at Nandanpur in Sadar Upazila. They had staged the protests against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh.
The next day, during Hefazat’s countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal protesting police action on their anti-Modi processions in Dhaka, Chattogram and other districts, activists set fire to three buildings, including the land office in Brahmanbaria Sadar Upazila.
They had also attacked a Chattogram-bound train at Talshohor Rail Station in Brahmanbaria town.
Also, the Hefazat supporters vandalised several private and government establishments, including the municipality building, Alauddin Music Academy and Foirtala Bus Stand in Sadar Upazila, reports UNB.