Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

MAYHEM IN CAPITAL

Several thousand Hefajat, Jamaat, Shibir men sued

Hefajat's Babunagari, Ruhi among accused

This May 5 photo shows a Hefajat-e Islam supporter throws brick chips at law enforcers during a clash in Paltan area in the capital on Sunday.

This May 5 photo shows a Hefajat-e Islam supporter throws brick chips at law enforcers during a clash in Paltan area in the capital on Sunday.

Police and victims have sued several thousand leaders and activists of Hefajat-e Islam, Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir for murder, vandalism, loot, arson and police assault during Sunday’s violence.

Sixteen cases were filed –10 with Paltan Police Station and the rest Motijheel Police Station — from Monday night to Tuesday afternoon in connection with the deadly violence that shook the whole nation for its extent of destruction and cruelty.

The accused include Junaid Babunagari and Moinuddin Ruhi, secretary general and joint secretary general respective of Hefajat, the Qawmi madrasa-based Islamist group that blocked Dhaka and held a rally later at Motijheel to press home its 13-point demand.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rashid.ahmed.75033149 Rashid Ahmed

    Surprise attack always gives maximum success to the attacker. A teenager can kill hundreds of adults in a surprise attack, especially when a target is in the form of a gathering. Next time the police will not find them in a gathering as a target to shoot on to. They will be working as small independent cells, equipped with lethal weapons and targeting the government, just like Al-Qa’ida cells’ hit squads.

  • Binodbangali

    All instigators should be brought to justice. Why not BNP high-ups?

  • trybestone

    Yes the crime of any party should not go unpunished. But the sad part is only Hefazat and Jamaat party members are sued.

  • Firangi_paani

    The mullahs want to take over Bangladesh to the cave ages.

  • nazmul Haq

    This joke of suing en-mass should be stopped. They should be prosecuted individually for the sake of fairness and deterrence.