Seven cases have been filed against 3,000 people with Siddhirganj and Rupganj Police Stations in connection with attacks, vandalism, and arson on Dhaka-Chattogram highway in Naraynganj during the hartal of Hefazat-e-Islam.
With Siddhirganj Police Station, five cases were filed by police and one by the Rapid Action Battalion-11 on Monday night, said Moshiur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Siddhirganj police Station.
Names of 25-40 people were mentioned while, more 500 unnamed people have been made accused in each of the six cases, the OC added.
Five cases have been filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act on charges of sabotage, while another case has been filed on allegation of obstructing police to carry out their duties.
In Rupganj Police Station, 23 named and 25 more unnamed persons were sued over atrocities centering Sunday's hartal. Sub-Inspector Mobarak Hossain of Bhulta police outpost filed the case, saying the accused in mutual cooperation created panic among a group of people in order to destabilise the country's sovereignty.
The OC further said that so far no accused has been arrested in the cases. However, several teams of RAB-police are conducting drives to identify and arrest the perpetrators of sabotage.
Earlier, police filed six more cases against more than 8,000 unknown people over the mayhem during Hefazat protests in Dhaka and Brahmanbaria.
The Islamist group locked into sporadic clashes with law enforcement agencies from Friday to Sunday in Chattogram, Brahmanbaria, Dhaka and Narayanganj during their protests and hartal over Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bangladesh visit.