Ahmed Shafi’s death: Security beefed up in Chattogram
Publish- September 19, 2020, 09:54 AM
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Update- September 19, 2020, 06:48 PM
Security has been tightened in four upazilas of Chattogram to avoid any untoward situation over the burial of Hathazari Madrasah rector and chief of Hefazat-e-Islam Allama Shah Ahmed Shafi.
Allama Shafi breathed his last at a hospital in the capital on Friday evening at the age of 104, within 24 hours of resignation from his post at the Hathazari Madrasah in the face of student protests.
His namaj-e-janaza will be held on the madrasah premises after Zohr prayers and be buried at the madrasah's graveyard.
Sources at the Chattogram district administration said additional police and members of Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) and Rapid Action Battalion have been deployed in Hathazari, Patiya, Rangunia and Fatikchhari upazilas.
Besides, seven magistrates have been deployed to maintain law and order in the upazilas from Saturday morning. Of these, four magistrates will be on duty in Hathazari upazila, said Md Omar Faruk, an assistant commissioner at the Deputy Commissioner's office.
He said additional security measures have been taken to prevent any unpleasant situation at Hathazari Madrasah centering the student protests and the closure of the madrasah.