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Dhaka Saturday,  Mar 23, 2019

Deliberately Confused Over Banshkhali Power Plant – Report

Confusion was created in an effort to generate tension over the Banshkhali power plant in Chittagong that spilled over into clashes last month. The violence left four people dead, says a government probe report.

The three-member committee, headed by Additional District Magistrate Mominur Rashid, submitted its five-page report to Chittagong Deputy Commissioner Mesbah Uddin on Monday.

Quoting the report, the deputy commissioner told, “Locals were not aware of the positive aspects of the coal-fired power plant. They were thus led to a confusing situation.”

The Chittagong district administration constituted the probe body after clashes between anti-power plant protesters and project supporters and police and on Apr 4.

A district administration official said on condition of anonymity that the probe report held a local BNP leader responsible for creating confusion over the project.

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