Local BNP leader held over B`baria mayhem

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Police have held a local BNP leader over the incident of synchronised attack on Hindu community in the district`s Nasirnagar upazila.

Law enforcers held Amirul Hossain Chokdar, president of Nasirnagar upazila sadar union BNP unit, from his own residence at the upazila sadar on Tuesday night.

Assistant Superintendent of Police Abdul Karim (Sadar Circle) confirmed the news.

He said, “He (Amirul) was held for interrogation over the attacks on Hindu community.”

A group of religious zealots recently carried out a synchronised attack on Hindu community and vandalised their houses and temples over a facebook post “hurting Muslim religious sentiment.”

The probe committee formed by Police Headquarters on Monday submitted a report over the incident, mentioning several names of local Awami League and BNP leaders for their alleged involvement for instigation behind the mayhem.

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