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Hefazat regrets assault on TV journalists

Sunday, October 8, 2017 , বিভাগ : NATIONAL,


News Desk: Junayed Babunagari said they will identify the persons involved with the attack and take action against them.

Hefazat-e-Islam has apologised for the reported assault on several journalists during its rally held at Laldighi Maidan in Chittagong on Friday.

The radical Islamist group’s Secretary General Junayed Babunagari expressed the regret in media statement issued on Saturday.

In it, he apologised for the “unruly behaviour of some youths”, while maintaining that they do not put up unlawful acts. Babunagari also said they would identify the persons involved with the attack and take action against them.

Terming the incident as “unexpected” and “isolated”, he said Hefazat would remain alert so that such incident never recurs in future.

Three broadcast journalists of two private television channels allegedly came under assault on Friday while covering the Hefazat rally.

The journalists who came under assault were identified as Channel 24 cameraperson Selim Ullah, Channel 24 correspondent Zubayer Manjur and Banglavision cameraperson Saiful Islam.

Hefazat had organised the rally to press home its demand for Myanmar to take back the forcefully displaced Rohingya who have fled to Bangladesh since August 25, to escape military persecution in their homeland – the Rakhine state.

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