Brahmanbaria district police suffered heavy losses due to the vandalism carried out by Hefazat-e-Islam leaders and activists in the district from 26 March to 28 March, in protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh and reports of police attacks on madrasa students in Dhaka and Chattogram.
More than 100 policemen were injured during the three days, says a press release issued by the district police on Tuesday evening.
According to the release, on 26 March, 43 window glasses, CCTV camera monitors, computers, photocopy machines, generators, traffic police sculptures, two requisitioned microbuses, a Pajero jeep, and 13 motorcycles were damaged at the police superintendent's office in the district town.
Besides, 52 window glasses, four CCTV cameras, two ceiling fans, six motorcycles, and Thai glasses of four doors of police camp 2 of Brahmanbaria Sadar Model Police Station were damaged on the same day.
On 28 March, doors and windows of the Police Reserve Office, doors and windows of Sentry Post 1, lights of police lines gate and boundary wall, windows of mosque, windows of Police Lines School, spread gun, alcohol detector, camera, wireless sets, computers and other furniture of Khantihata Highway Police Station were damaged, the press release says.
On the same day, strike supporters vandalised and looted 92 windows, two helmets, six pairs of leg guards, two walkie-talkies, 20 rounds of bullets of Chinese rifle, a laptop, a video camera, and other furniture at the police camp of Ashuganj Toll Plaza.
Brahmanbaria has been in frenzy since the afternoon of 26 March, in protest against Modi's visit to Bangladesh and reports of police attacks on madrasa students in Dhaka and Chattogram.
Madrasa students and Hefazat activists set fire to the Brahmanbaria railway station, the office of the superintendent of police, the office of the civil surgeon, the office of the fisheries officer, and the bungalow of the district council.
On the day of strike on 28 March, Hefazat activists vandalised and set fire to Zilla Parishad Bhaban, Khantihata Highway Thana Bhaban, Allauddin Sangeetangan, Allauddin Khan Municipal Auditorium, Shaheed Dhirendranath Dutta Bhasha Chattar, district public library, municipal office, and several offices of Sadar upazila assistant commissioner (land) office, and WDB office.
In addition, at least 10 people were killed in clashes between anti-Modi protesters and law enforcers between 26 March and 28 March.