Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said those involved in the murder of Rangamati's Naniarchar upazila parishad chairman Shaktiman Chakma will be brought to book soon, reports UNB.
“I have ordered the authorities concerned to strictly handle the terrorists who were trying to destroy peace in the hill districts,” the minister said at a programme organised by Krishak League in the capital’s Tejgaon area in the evening.
A terrorist group has been trying to destroy the peace in the hills for the last few days, the minister said adding that “Instructions have been issued to identify them immediately and bring them to book.”
Earlier in the day, five people were gunned down and eight others shot as unknown assailants ambushed a microbus heading to the funeral of slain Naniarchar chairman Shaktiman Chakma.
The Naniarchar upazila chairman was also shot to death by unidentified miscreants in front of the upazila parishad complex on Thursday morning.
Murdered chairman advocate Shaktiman Chakma, 55, was also a leader of the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (MN Larma faction).