700 unidentified accused in the clash at Baitul Mukarram: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Dhaka to attend the Golden Jubilee of Independence and Bangabandhu’s birth centenary celebrations.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Paltan Police Sub-Inspector (SI) on Saturday. Shamim Hossain became the plaintiff and filed the case with the Paltan Police Station. Today, Sunday (March 26) at noon, the plaintiff sub-inspector (SI) said. Shamim Hossain confirmed the matter to Barta24.com.
According to the statement of the case, on the day of the incident, the police fired about 1300 rounds to normalize the law and order situation and bring the situation under control. Several policemen were injured during the clash. 500-700 unidentified people have been accused in this incident.
However, the police did not mention anyone’s name or political identity in the case.
Describing the incident, the plaintiff in the case mentioned in the statement that some protesters started chanting anti-government provocative and insulting slogans at the north gate of Baitul Mukarram Mosque and inside the mosque in protest against the arrival of various foreign heads of state or government in Bangladesh on the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh. Then the two groups chased each other inside the Baitul Mukarram.
At one point, one group exited through the north gate of the mosque and the other group inside threw bricks at them. Later, protesters inside the mosque went to the south gate of Baitul Mukarram, chanting various provocative and anti-government slogans.
When the senior police officers repeatedly requested to keep the situation normal, they became extremely angry with the police and resorted to a deadly role. Police fired shots to handle the situation.
The Baitul Mukarram area turned into a battlefield last Friday (March 26) at noon following the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh.
After Friday prayers at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, Islamist groups tried to disperse the protesters, leading to chases and clashes with police. More than 50 people were injured.
The clashes lasted from noon to evening. After reassuring the protesters, they left the mosque premises in the evening.
Since then, there have been massive clashes, vandalism, and fires in different districts of the country.