Attack on Hindu houses: Bangladesh court sends 51 people to prison
Dhaka: A Bangladesh court has sent 51 people to jail in a case filed over the arson attack and looting of Hindu houses at Majhipara village in Rangpur's Pirganj area last year over a post on Facebook.
The court also rejected their bail petition.
Rangpur Senior Judicial Magistrate Court Judge SM Shafiqul Islam passed the order after the 51 accused, including prime accused Shahiduzzman, surrendered before the court yesterday seeking bail, nine months after the incidenttook place, reports The Daily Star.
Police sent all of them to jail, Court Inspector Md Anisur Rahman told the newspaper.
According to the case statement, hundreds of people attacked the Hindu minority at Majhipara village on October 17 night last year over a Facebook post. During the attack, the houses of Hindus were also looted. At least 30 houses were burnt down in the fire, the newspaper reported.
Ismail Hossain, sub-inspector of Pirganj Police Station,later filed a case against 146 people.
Police submitted chargesheet before court against all the accused after completing the investigation in the case.