2400 Jama'at-Shibir activists sued over Bogra violence
Daylong hartal today
Published : Saturday, 02 February 2013
BOGRA, Feb 1 (UNB): The police on Thursday night filed two cases against 2400 activists of Jama'at-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir over violence in the town during Thursday's countrywide hartal.
Sadar thana officer-in-charge (OC) Syed Shahid Alam told the news agency that sub-inspector (SI) Manzu filed a case against 1,400 unnamed while SI Anwar filed another case against 1000 unnamed Jama'at-Shibir activists for launching attacks on the police.
Two other cases were also filed by the victims' relatives on Friday, he said.
Halima Akhter, wife of slain Mijan, filed a case against 7-8 unidentified persons while Harunur Rashid, brother-in-law of slain Ruhani, filed another case against 10-12 unidentified persons.
The OC told that the police arrested 32 Jama'at-Shibir activists from different parts of the town in the last 24 hours until Friday evening on charge of their involvement on Thursday's violence.
Three Shibir activists were killed and about 100 others injured in separate clashes in the town on Thursday.
Jama'at enforced the shutdown demanding the release of the party's top leaders, who are being tried on war crimes charges.
Meanwhile, the bodies of three Shibir activists killed on Thursday were sent to their respective villages for burial as police did not allow Shibir to hold their Namaj-e-Janaza in town Friday.
The bodies of Abu Ruhani, Shibir president of Azizul Haque College unit and resident of Mondalpara in Bogra Sadar Upazila, two Shibir workers-Mijanur, resident of Titas Upazila of Comilla district, and Abdulla, resident of Kalai Upazila of Joypurhat, were sent to their villages, said Mijanur Rahman, Shibir town unit publicity secretary.
Meanwhile, The local unit of Jama'at-e-Islami called a daylong hartal in the district for Saturday protesting the killings of three activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir, student wing of the party.
Local Jama'at leaders gave the call for the shutdown on Thursday as the three activists were killed in clashes with law enforcers and the ruling party men in the town during the countrywide hartal.
Activists of Jama'at and Islami Chhatra Shibir brought out processions here today to drum up support in favour of the hartal.
The first gayebana janaza of the deceased activists was held on Central High School premises at noon today.
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