Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Benazir Ahmed said Hefazat-e-Islam had attempted to stigmatize the golden jubilee of independence.
“Hefazat activists carried out violence all over Bangladesh on March 26, the golden jubilee of our independence,” he told reporters while visiting Combined Military Hospital (CMH) to see police personnel, who were seriously injured during the Hefazat attacks in Chattogram and Brahmanbaria on March 26.
Dr Benazir Ahmed stayed bedside the wounded police personnel and enquired of their physical condition.
The IGP said the Hefazat attacked Baitul Mukarram Mosque first and they used innocent students of Hathazari Madrasa.
“Thousands of students attacked Hathazari police station. They attacked the circuit house there. Hefazat activists set fire to the land office there,” he said.
Dr Benazir Ahmed said Hefazat activists captured an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) who was discharged his duty as a provisionary officer at Hathazari police station and brutally beaten him aimed at killing. “Similarly, a constable on duty was captured and taken away and a sub-inspector (SI) on duty in front of the circuit house was seriously injured,” he added.
The police personnel undergoing treatment at CMH are Md Nurul Alam, inspector of police camp under Sadar Model Police Station of Brahmanbaria District, and Md Mehedi Hasan, SI of Hathazari Police Station.
The injured ASP Hussain Muhammad Farabi is currently undergoing treatment at Chattogram CMH.
Responding to a question, the IGP said such barbaric attacks were an attempt to tarnish the golden jubilee of independence.
Activities of anti-government female under investigation
Meanwhile, according to Bangladesh Police sources, a controversial woman in under investigation for posting anti-government video content on Facebook.
According to Blitz report, when the government, law enforcement and intelligence agencies of the country are tirelessly working in combating all sorts of anarchism centering recent visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited Bangladesh to attend the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence and Birth Centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, a number of anti-state individuals are spreading anti-state propaganda through various social media and video sharing network, with open call for waging jihad against the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Investigative reporters of Blitz has identified a Facebook post of an individual named Shahana Rashid, where she has posted a video statement of a controversial Islamist named Moulana Azhari, which contains extremely offensive remarks against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bangladesh visit, while hundreds of people have left comments in the same post, where some of them have called for waging jihad [against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government]. Such notoriety is taking place when the government has warned of dire actions for inciting violence.
Following publication of the report, members of law enforcement agencies have initiated investigations into the matter.
Shahana Rashid posted the anti-government post on her Facebook ID on March 29. She had removed the post sometime during early hours of March 31, although by then, the matter has already been noticed by the members of law enforcement agencies, including the Cyber Crime Unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
A source inside DMP told this correspondent, even if anyone deletes anti-government Facebook contents after several hours, the matter can be easily retrieved through forensic of the accused person’s mobile phone and computer. No one can escape legal consequences even if they delete such posts.
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