One held for bomb attack at Qadiani mosque
By UNB, Brahmanbaria
Jun 25, 2005, 12:58
A youth was arrested on Saturday in connection with Thursday’s bomb and arson attacks on a Qadiani mosque that injured two people, as different agencies launched hunts for the perpetrators.
Sumon alias Chanchal, 22, was arrested from Mowrail area in the town at noon suspecting him as a bomb- maker. Police were interrogating him.
At least 20 bombs exploded in the town’s Qadiani-inhabited Bhadughar-Kandipara area where the mosque of the Ahmadiyyas is situated.
Police said district Amir of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Monzur Hossain filed two separate cases with Sadar police station in this connection on Friday night.
Four bombs recovered by police have been kept under water in the police station and an expert team from Comilla cantonment has been called in to examine the bombs.
ASP (Sadar) M Kamruzzaman has been assigned to investigate the two cases. A local intelligence unit and a team of special branch of police from Dhaka visited the spot on Saturday.
Police Super ATM Tarique said the perpetrators of the attacks and their motives would be unearthed “very soon as the investigation is progressing fast”.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Amir Monzur Hossain demanded immediate arrest of the attackers through proper investigation.
He told the UNB district correspondent that the supporters of anti-Qadiani groups had occupied five Qadiani mosques out of 15 in the area in 1987.
Members of the Ahmadiyya community, also known as Qadiani, suspected that anti-Ahmadiyya groups were responsible for the bomb and arson attacks.
The Ahmadiyyas have allegedly been targeted by some extremist Islamic groups who demand that the sect be declared non-Muslim, the protesters said.
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