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Dhaka Saturday,  Mar 23, 2019

There Will Be No More Arrest In Banshkhali-Clash Case: Chittagong DC

The district administration has assured that there will be no further arrests in connection with the case filed over the recent clash at Chittagong’s Banshkhali during a protest against the construction of a power plant.

Chittagong district Deputy Commissioner Mezbah Uddin gave the assurance in a meeting with the leaders of ‘Movement to Save Gondamara Union’ on Saturday.

He said he would take measures to settle the case and ensure bail for those already arrested.

Four people were killed and over 50 injured in the Apr 4 clash between anti-power plant protesters and project supporters and police.

A section of the local people is opposing the 1320-megawatt coal-fired thermal plant, being constructed by S Alam Group and a Chinese company.

They alleged that the project sponsors were not rehabilitating those who had lost their land.

At Saturday’s meeting, the president of the movement, Bodi Ahmed, said his two siblings Mortuza Ali and Anwar Islam were killed in the clash but his son was arrested over it.

He demanded a ‘fair trial’ of the murder.

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