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 bdnews24.com, “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.