Police on Sunday morning arrested nine more people for their alleged involvement in the attacks on the Hindu community in Nasirnagar upazila of Brahmanbaria on 30 October.
Nasirnagar police officer-in-charge Abu Zafar confirmed this to Prothom Alo.
Police said they have arrested the nine people after scrutinising the 30 October’s video footage and also on information provided by the previously arrested alleged attackers.
However, police did not unveil the identities of the nine arrestees.
A total of 53 people have already been arrested in connection with the waves of the attacks on the Hindu community in the upazila.
Police arrested the 33 people, including a Juba Dal leader, in separate drives from different areas of the upazila between Friday night and Saturday morning.
On 30 October, some unruly people demolished 15 Hindu temples and vandalised more than 100 houses in the upazila following a Facebook post that allegedly hurt the religious sentiment.
Five days after the violent attacks, a group of miscreants also set fire on three houses of the Hindhu community and a temple on 3 October.
On Saturday night, an attempt was made again to set fire on the house of the upazila vice-president and Juba League president, Anjan Kumar Dev.
In two cases, 2,400 unidentified people were sued over 30 October’s attacks.
After the attacks, district unit Awami League on Friday suspended its three leaders – Nasirnagar upazila unit AL’s assistant general secretary and Sadar union parishad chairman Abul Hossain, Haripur union unit president Faruk Ahmed and Chapaitala union unit president Suruj Ali.