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Attack on Sunamganj Hindus: Case filed against Jhuman under Digital Security Act

  • Published at 03:49 pm March 25th, 2021
Sunamganj Hefazat vandlism
File photo: Thousands of Hefazat-e-Islam followers gather at Noagaon village of Shalla upazila in Sunamganj to vandalize the houses of Hindu community on March 17, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

On Mar 17, thousands of Hefazat supporters attacked Hindu houses and looted valuables, allegedly enraged by Jhuman’s Facebook post 

A case was filed against Jhuman Das on Thursday under the Digital Security Act on charges of posting an objectionable status on Facebook on March 16, confirmed  Shalla police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Nazmul Haque. 

On March 15, Hefazat-e-Islam chief Junaid Babunagari, Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque and other central leaders attended a conference in Derai upazila organized by the radical Islamic group.

Enraged by Mamunul Haque's speech at the conference, Jhuman Das from Noagaon village allegedly made a Facebook post on March 16 criticizing Mamunul, who earlier opposed the sculpture of Bangabandhu.

Mamunul's supporters brought out a procession in the area at night on March 16, accusing the Hindu man of hurting religious sentiments, said OC Nazmul Haque. 

Jhuman was detained the same night to calm the Hefazat supporters, he said. 

On March 17 morning, thousands of Mamunul's followers from Kashipur, Nachni, Chandipur and other villages inhabited by Muslims attacked Noagaon village with sticks and locally made weapons.

They ransacked Hindu houses and looted valuables as the residents fled the village, the police official added.