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Tuesday, 03 May 2011

Angry mob has detained the deputy commissioner of Dinajpur and police officials in a stand-off in Kaharol and Birganj Upazilas over an overnight robbery.

According to locals, the incident occurred on Monday night after a heist in the house of Dr Rajon Debnath of Vasuria village.

The mob set ablaze a microbus carrying plainclothes police late on Monday night, and a pick-up van of Kaharol police and three motor bikes between 10am and 12pm.

The agitating public also besieged Dinajpur deputy commissioner Jamal Uddin, assistant police superintendent Khairul Islam, officer in-charge of Kaharol police Sahidullah during their visit to the spot on Tuesday morning

Police fired some 20 rounds of blank shots to scatter the mob and but the situation is worsening every minute.

"Locals detained and torched the microbus carrying plainclothes police with firearms suspecting them to be the robbers," said Kaharol's Dabur union chairman Ilias Hossain.

Birganj police rescued the detained police members by firing blank shots as Bolea Bazar is under Birganj upazila and Vasuria under Kaharol upazila.

Inhabitants of Birhganj have laid siege to and vandalised Birganj Police Station, detaining the policemen inside and set ablaze at least three motor bikes.

Armed police have been deployed in the area.

Additional deputy commissioner Zakir Hossain said a battalion of paramilitary Border Guards of Bangladesh has started for the trouble spot.


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