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Prime suspect of Cumilla incident identified: Home Minister

Published : 19 Oct 2021 10:27 PM | Updated : 21 Oct 2021 12:55 PM

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Tuesday said police have identified the prime suspect of the Cumilla puja mandap incident.

“I hope the prime suspect in Cumilla incident will be arrested soon …he’s changing his location frequently. We’ll be able to unfold the Cumilla incident once he’s arrested,” he said.

The minister revealed the information while speaking at a programme on ‘Technological Modernization of Rab’ held at the Rab headquarters.

Those who are trying to unleash communal violence and provoke people will be arrested soon, he said.

“We’ve seen some unpleasant incidents at puja mandaps this year and some people attempted to vandalize a temple in Chandpur centering the Cumilla incident. Police had to face trouble in bringing the situation under control. Four people died and another succumbed to injuries at a hospital on Tuesday morning,” said Asaduzzaman.

Besides, attempts were made to destabilize the situation in Ramu, Nasirnagar and Bhola spreading rumours through social networking site Facebook, he said.

“A vested quarter is involved in spreading propaganda in the country through uploading video footage of many brutal incidents that took place in the country in different times in the past in the social networking sites. These are condemnable and unfortunate,” he added.

Issuing a warning, the minister said those who are trying to get benefitted by spreading such rumours will be hunted down and punished.

Asaduzzaman urged people to control excitement after watching such incidents on Facebook and refrain from doing anything out of provocation. These are harmful and the Rangpur incident is an example, he added.

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