Published: Friday, April 12, 2013

Medicine factory torched in Bagerhat

Owner blames Jamaat-Shibir men for the attack

Glimpses of the almost destroyed premises of a medicine factory where criminals vandalised and torched valuables using gunpowder in Fakirhat of Bagerhat early Friday. Photo: TV grab

Glimpses of the almost destroyed premises of a medicine factory where criminals vandalised and torched valuables using gunpowder in Fakirhat of Bagerhat early Friday. Photo: TV grab

Criminals on Friday set fire to a pharmaceutical factory in Fakirhat upazila of Begerhat owned by a key organiser of Gonojagoron Mancha.

Police said a group of armed criminals numbering 40 to 50 attacked the factory of APC Pharmaceutical Limited at Lokpur in Fakirhat around 2:00am.

They vandalised furniture and windows of the factory and set fire to the drugs with gunpowder. Two fire-fighting units from Khulna and Bagerhat rushed there and doused the fire around 9:00am, reports our Khulna correspondent.

Dr Sheikh Baharul Alam, president of Ekatturer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee, Khulna and also the vice president of Bangladesh Medical Association blamed Jamaat-Shibir men for attacking his factory.

Masudul Haque, officer-in-charge of Fakirhat Police Station told The Daily Star that the attackers chanted slogans demanding death penalty to Dr Baharul and releasing Jamaat central leaders during the attack.

A case was filed with Fakirhat Police Station accusing 30 to 40 unnamed people.

 

 

  • dialemma

    Isn’t this high time to let go of Gonojagoron Mancha and scary stories of Jamaat – Shibir ; and discuss our problems in a civil manner .

    • COLVINOD

      Will these evil forces be satisfied with any peaceful discussions they want blood blood blood.

  • highly offended

    It is high time to crush this evil forces for once and all. These Hefezat is doing disservice to our religion and causing disruption to normal and peaceful life of Muslims. If they are confident they have a support base they should register their party with the Election Commission. No problem if they win and they can form a government and implement their 13 points all together or during their tenure. BUT- right now they have no right to cause grief, pain and economic loss, send children to bed without food and have cast a dark spell on the future of our country. The snowballing effect will be felt after 4-6 years when our sons and daughters will remain without a degree and loose interest in education.

  • dialemma

    I am referring to the current time incidents … and by stories , I mean incidents that were made to be accidents by Jamaat – Shibir .

  • COLVINOD

    So your argument is that they should be allowed to destroy,burn, loot and kill and above every thing raise the bogey of Islam in danger. They are no Muslims but enemy of Islam as their every act is against teaching of Islam. They are demanding that killers and rapers and looters of innocent people in 1971 be left free. Shame on them. They want Bangladesh to become a Taliban state and you support them ????

  • COLVINOD

    What does “Hefezat” stand for? They stand for hefezat of the looters, killers and rapers of 1970-71. They stand for HEFEZAT of all that is UNISLAMIC in the name of a peaceful religion that is Islam. They stand for HFEZATof anarchy, regression and forces that want to taking Bangladesh back to medieval ages.

  • Dev Saha

    Is this where Hepazot would like us to take? No light, education and health?