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Suspected mastermind of Nasirnagar attack held

BRAHMANBARIA, Jan 05, 2017 (BSS)- Police arrested the suspected mastermind in the attacks on Hindu community at Nasirnagar from the capital's Bhatara area this afternoon.

The arrestee was identified as Haripur Union Parishad Chairman and Awami League leader Dewan Atikur Rahman Akhni.

Police arrested Akhni from Bhatara Thana area of Gulshan zone around 3 this afternoon, Sub Inspector (SI) Istiak Ahmd of Nasirnagar Police Station told BSS.

He was shown arrested in the case filed in connection with Nasirnagar attacks.

Earlier on October 30, a gang of miscreants carried out attacks on the temples and houses of the Hindu Community. Eight separate cases were lodged to this end.