A Sunamganj court today placed the main accused, Shahidul Islam, on a five-day and 28 others on a two-day remand in a case filed over an attack on the Hindu community in Sunamganj's Shalla upazila.
Sunamganj Senior Judicial Magistrate Shyam Kant Singh passed the order on Tuesday noon, reports Prothom Alo.
The investigating officer of the case, Mohammad Abul Bashar sub-inspector (SI) of Shalla police station, on Sunday requested for remand of Shahidul for 10 days and 29 others accused for five days.
After hearing the remand plea court today passed the order. Besides, the court rejected remand appeal of one person.
On 17 March, nearly one hundred houses of the Hindu community in Noagaon village of Shalla were attacked after one of the residents reportedly posted against Hefazat-e-Islam leader Mamunul Haque on Facebook.
Money and gold ornaments were looted from the houses, according to the case statement.
The incident caused a stir across the country. Local Union Parishad Chairman Bakul Majumder and police filed two separate cases with Shalla Police Station.
Later on 19 March, Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) arrested Shahidul Islam, the mastermind of the attack.
A total of 33 people were arrested in the next two days after the attack.