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Shalla OC suspended, Dirai OC transferred

Police administration has taken action against the officers in-charge of Shalla and Dirai police station on charge of negligence in duty during the March 17 attack on Hindu houses in Sunamganj by Hefazat supporters.

Sunamganj police superintendent Mizanur Rahman confirmed the matter.

Shalla Police Station OC Nazmul Haque has been suspended while Dirai Police Station OC Ashraful Islam transferred to Moulvibazar district.

Sylhet Range DIG Mofiz Uddin Ahmed said negligence of the two OCs have been found over Shalla attack incident during initial investigation.

OC Nazmul was suspended and attached to Barishal range while OC Ashraful was transferred to Moulvibazar, he added.

At least 35 houses belong to the people of the Hindu community in Naogaon were damaged while 40 more houses vandalised partially in an attack on the houses of minority community on March 17 allegedly after a Hindu youth criticised Hefajat Joint Secretary General Maulana Mamunul Haque on social media.