We are always in terror of the mayhem by Jamaat-Shibir activists as they vandalise
Locals in Dukuria Bera and Doulatpur union under Belkuchi upazila of the district are passing days in great fright centring the post-poll violence as these areas are strongholds of Jamaat-Shibir.
Belkuchi police station Officer-in-Charge Abdul Hai said he advised the locals to form resistance committees, adding that the union parishad members were asked to help the Hindus. Drives to arrest the perpetrators were going on, he also said.
Tapan Sarkar, Awami League leader of Tiashia village, said: “We are always in terror of the mayhem by Jamaat-Shibir activists as they vandalise and set Hindu residences and business establishments on fire. Their recent mayhem across the country has added panic among the Hindus of the locality.”
He added that the loom factory of his family came under attack on the very night of the execution of war criminal Abdul Quader Molla.
Police Superintendent SM Emran Hossain said police surveillance was intensified in Belkuchi and other upazilas of the district, and added that plain clothes police were also deployed to avoid any untoward incident.