Local people at Borhanuddin in Bhola turned furious over offensive remarks about Prophet Muhammad from the Facebook ID of Biplab Chandra Shuvo.
But, the local people did not understand what actually happened with Biplab’s Facebook ID.Biplab’s Facebook ID was hacked. He informed the matter to police on Friday evening. Police took Biplab to their custody for investigation on Saturday.
Talking to local journalists, Sarkar Mohammad Kaisar, Superintendent of Bhola Police, said, “The clash took place centering the hacking of a Facebook ID on October 18. We detained all those involved in ID hacking. They’re now in custody. We sat in a meeting with local influential people, public representatives, imams and Alem who had assured us that they wouldn’t hold their scheduled protest programme today (Sunday),”he said.
But, today they started taking preparations to hold the programme and then police appeared at the scene, the SP said.
“When we’re leaving the place after the rally, some people started throwing brick chipsat us forcing us to take shelter in an adjoining building and fire blank shots,” the SP said.
Three people were killed and a policeman suffered bullet wounds during the clash, he said.
Md Enamul Haque, officer-in-charge of Borhanuddin Police Station, said Biplob on Saturday came to the police station to file a general diary claiming that his Facebook account was hacked.“Biplob also said someone demanded extortion from him over mobile phone,” he said.
Meanwhile, one platoon of BGB troops was sent to the spot in helicopters while another three platoons were sent by road to quell the situation,” said Md Shariful Islam, public relations officer at the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) headquarters.
Besides, one platoon of Bangladesh Coast Guard have been deployed on the spot, said Lt Hayat-Ibne-Siddique, media officer of Coast Guard headquarters.