Attackers on Zafar Iqbal to be brought before justice: IGP

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DHAKA, March 5, 2018 (BSS) – Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Muhammad
Javed Patwary today said the attackers on Prof Dr Muhammed Zafar Iqbal will
be brought to justice after finding them out.

“We strongly condemned the attack on Prof Zafar Iqbal and assured you of
bringing the attackers to justice,” he said while addressing a concert
against drug and terrorism as the chief guest at Jagannath University (JnU)
here.

Vice Chancellor of the JnU Dr Mizanur Rahman presided over the function.
Teachers and students of the university and high officials of police were
present on the occasion.

Describing Prof Iqbal as a member of the police force as his father was a
policeman, the police chief said, “We have detained the family inmates of the
arrested attacker and the investigation into the matter has already started.”

“So far we can know the detainee was a self-radicalized militant,” he
said, adding that they will let the media know if they will get anything new.

The IGP stressed the need for raising a social movement against the drugs
saying, “It is impossible for the police alone to fight drugs as it is social
problem and the society needs to fight together against the menace.”

Speaking on occasion, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner
Asaduzzaman Miah said, “Drug is the number one problem of our country and the
militancy is second one. A social war against it is a must to perfectly
address the issues.”

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