Nasirnagar Attack :UP chairman Atiqur on remand

Brahmanbaria Correspondent | Update:

A Brahmanbaria court granted a five-day remand for Haripur UP chairman Dewan Atikur Rahman in connection with a case filed over the attack on Hindus in Nasirnagar upazila in October last year.

Senior judicial magistrate Hakim Sharif passed the order on Sunday.

District judge court police inspector Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman said a seven-day remand was sought to the court but the judge granted a five-day remand for Atikur. 

Dewan Atikur Rahman was arrested from Bhatara in Dhaka on 5 January.

Later, he was handed over to Brahmanbaria police.

On 30 October in 2016, a mob equipped with sharp weapons went berserk and demolished a number of Hindu temples and nearly 100 houses in Nasirnagar upazila following a rumour of a Facebook post demeaning the Holy Kaaba.

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