Police detained 63 people, who were heading towards Dhaka to form a human chain protesting their eviction in Jangal Salimpur, from two buses at the upazila town early Sunday.
Confirming the news, Abul Kalam Azad, officer-in-charge of Sitakunda police station, said they detained 63 people from buses of Shantia and Parharika Paribahan around 1.30am.
The accused will be produced before court after scrutinizing all information so that no innocent is subjected to harassment, he said.
On September 8, at least 10 people including police and Bangladesh Ansar members were injured during a clash with illegal occupants of Jangal Salimpur.
The occupants of the hilly Jangal Salimpur got involved in clashes with the law enforcers over the eviction when cops moved to remove them from the busy Dhaka-Chattogram Highway after putting barricades on it.
Later, eight cases were lodged accusing 500 to 600 people at the concerned police station in this connection.
Earlier on August 30, the district administration warned the illegal occupants of Jangal Salimpur of an eviction drive to if they don’t relocate willingly.