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Nasirnagar attack: UC chairman put on police custody again

18 Jan 2017, 17:12 | updated: 18 Jan 2017, 17:13

NTV Online

A Brahmanbaria court on Wednesday placed Atiqur Rahman Ankhi, Haripur Union Council chairman and also the prime accused in a case filed over the attack on Hindu community in Nasirnagar upazila, on a two-day fresh custody.

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Shafiqul Islam passed the order when police produced him before the court requesting five-day custody for quizzing, said Ishtiaq Ahmed, Nasirnagar Police Station sub-inspector.

Earlier, a court remanded Ankhi in a 5-day custody in the case on January 8.

Detectives on January 5 arrested the UP chairman from Bhatara in the capital in connection with the attack.

On October 30, some unruly people demolished 15 Hindu temples and vandalised over 100 houses in the upazila following a Facebook post that allegedly hurt the religious sentiment of the Muslim community.

Later, two cases were filed against 2,400 unidentified people in this connection.

However, Ankhi went into hiding after the incident.