Nasirnagar attack

AL leader held

Our Correspondent . Brahmanbaria | Published: 00:37, Dec 28,2016 | Updated: 12:39, Dec 28,2016


The police arrested Awami League leader Abdul Ahad, also former Nasirnagar sadar union parishad chairman on Tuesday in connection with attacks on Hindu houses and temples at Nasirnagar in Brahmanbaria on October 30.
Nasirnagar police officer-in charge Abu Jafar said that Abdul Ahad was arrested in the afternoon.
He said that police found the AL leader’s involvement in the attack on Hindu houses examining video footage and in the investigation.
Abdul Ahad is former joint Secretary of Nasirnagir upazila Awami League.
About 200 houses and business establishments and 22 temples of religious minority Hindus were vandalised and robbed at Nasirnagar upazila town and Haripur union on October 30.
The attacks came following two rallies organised demanding punishment of a Hindu
young fisherman from Harineber village, Rasraj Das, for allegedly sharing a doctored photo showing an idol set on the Kaaba on his Facebook wall on October 28.
Apperantly in continuation of the attacks, miscreants set fire to nine houses of Hindus on November 4, 5, 13 and 16.

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