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05:45 PM, April 23, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:47 PM, April 23, 2021

10 more Hefajat men held over Brahmanbaria violence

Ten more people have been arrested in the past 24 hours in connection with last month's mayhem by Hefajat-e-Islam supporters in Brahmanbaria, police said today.

The arrests were made from different parts of the district after identifying the accused from video footage and images taken during the violence, the special branch of district police said.

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So far, 55 cases have been filed and 414 people arrested over the rampage, police said.

On March 27, at least five people were killed and around 50 others, including 25 cops, 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 visit to Bangladesh.

The next day, the Hefajat supporters also vandalised several private and government establishments, including Zila Parishad building, municipality building, Police Lines, Industrial School, land office, Alauddin Music Academy, and Foirtala Bus Stand in Sadar upazila in Brahmanbaria during Hefajat's countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal.

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