Judicial probe body, PBI team visit Santal Palli

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Gaibandha, December 27: Members of the judicial probe body and Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) have started investigation over the attacks on Santal community of Sahebganj under the district’s Gobindaganj upazila on Tuesday.

The judicial probe body formed complying with the High Court (HC) order arrived at the Madarpur and Joypurpara Santal Palli around 11:00am on Tuesday.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Shahidullah talked to the Santal people. Some of Santal people informed the incident to him.

Gaibandha Chief Judicial Magistrate Shahidullah told reporters that investigation into the incident has been started complying the order of the High Court. The report has been submitted to the HC once the investigation completed, he added.

The Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate of Gaibandha Yousuf Hossain Roni was present during the enquiry.

Meanwhile, a PBI team led by Akhter Hossain, Additional Superintendent of Police (SP) of Bogra, also reached Madarpur and Joypurpara Santal Palli adjacent to the Rangpur Sugar Mills at 10:30 am on Tuesday.

At the very beginning, the investigation officers talked to the victims. Later, they visited houses of Santal people and collected evidences of gutted houses.

Santal people also brought out a procession demanding their land back when the probe officials visited the scene.